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Nikolai  Rimsky-Korsakov

Born: March 6th, 1844
Died: June 8th, 1908
Country of origin: Russia
Upcoming :
Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2019-10-24 | Gütersloh (Germany), Stadthalle — 19:00
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2019-11-03 | Jurmala (Latvia), Dzintari Concert Hall
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer, took instrumental lessons during his Navy training days and in 1862 met Mily Balakirev who fostered his compositional education, Modest Mussorgsky and other Russian-oriented musicians. In 1871 he was appointed professor of instrumentation and composition at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, was director of the Free School of Music from 1874-81 and was quite active as a conductor and teacher. Among his pupils were Alexander Glazunov, Alexander Grechaninov, Ottorino Respighi, Igor Stravinsky and Sergey Prokofiev.

Rimsky-Korsakov was the most prolific and, due to intensive self-studies, technically most skilled composer of the Mighty Handful. The main focus of his oeuvre is, on the one hand, on 15 operas, the multitude of forms and wide variety of style of which show influences of Mikhail Glinka, Russian folk music and later even Richard Wagner, and, on the other hand, on orchestral works which are in the tradition of Hector Berlioz and Franz Liszt and can mostly be classified as programme music, in addition to choral works, chamber music and piano works, songs and transcriptions (such as 'Khovanshchina' and 'Boris Godunov' by Mussorgsky). Rimsky-Korsakov's harmony combines chromatic and enharmonic boldness with archaic church tonality; his virtuoso instrumentation had a lasting effect on composers of the following generation, such as Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky.
 
Works:
 
Operas: Snow Maiden (1882); Sadko (1898); Mozart and Salieri (1898); The Legend of Tsar Saltan (1900); Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh (1907); The Golden Cockerel (1909).
 
Orchestral works: 3 Symphonies, No. 1 (1860-65, revised version 1884), No. 2 (1868, revised version 1897), No. 3 (1872/73); Overture on 3 Russian Themes (1866, revised version 1880); Spanish Caprice (1887); Suite: Sheherazade (1888); Overture: Russian Easter Festival Overture (1888); Piano Concerto (1882/83).
Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2019-10-24 | Gütersloh (Germany), Stadthalle — 19:00
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2019-11-03 | Jurmala (Latvia), Dzintari Concert Hall
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2019-11-28 | Jurmala (Latvia), Dzintari Concert Hall

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  1. Hindu-Lied

    Hindu-Lied

    from the Opera "Sadko"
    Editor : Kreisler, Fritz
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : BSS 30947
    €9.00  *
  2. Arabian Song

    Arabian Song

    from "Scheherazade"
    Editor : Kreisler, Fritz
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : BSS 31013
    €8.00  *
  3. The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : BH 100665
    €11.00  *
  4. Clarinet Concerto

    Clarinet Concerto

    Instrumentation : Clarinet in B flat and Orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction with solo part
    Order No. : BH 2300109
    €14.50  *
  5. The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Editor : Swift, George
    Instrumentation : trumpet and piano
    Order No. : BH 2700038
    €14.95  *
  6. Trombone Concerto

    Trombone Concerto

    Instrumentation : trombone and orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction with solo part
    Order No. : BH 2800027
    €14.50  *
  7. Dance of the Tumblers (Grade C)

    Dance of the Tumblers (Grade C)

    from "Snow Maiden"
    Editor : Stone, David
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BH 6201036
    €85.00  *
  8. Hymne an die Sonne

    Hymne an die Sonne

    aus "Der goldene Hahn"
    Editor : Kreisler, Fritz
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : BSS 30696
    €9.00  *
  9. Hymn to the Sun

    Hymn to the Sun

    from the opera "The Golden Cockerel"
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : ED0 9624
    €5.50  *
  10. Scheherazade

    Scheherazade

    Symphonic Suite
    op. 35
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ZO 102712
    €28.95  *

    Out of stock

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Profile
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer, took instrumental lessons during his Navy training days and in 1862 met Mily Balakirev who fostered his compositional education, Modest Mussorgsky and other Russian-oriented musicians. In 1871 he was appointed professor of instrumentation and composition at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, was director of the Free School of Music from 1874-81 and was quite active as a conductor and teacher. Among his pupils were Alexander Glazunov, Alexander Grechaninov, Ottorino Respighi, Igor Stravinsky and Sergey Prokofiev.

Rimsky-Korsakov was the most prolific and, due to intensive self-studies, technically most skilled composer of the Mighty Handful. The main focus of his oeuvre is, on the one hand, on 15 operas, the multitude of forms and wide variety of style of which show influences of Mikhail Glinka, Russian folk music and later even Richard Wagner, and, on the other hand, on orchestral works which are in the tradition of Hector Berlioz and Franz Liszt and can mostly be classified as programme music, in addition to choral works, chamber music and piano works, songs and transcriptions (such as 'Khovanshchina' and 'Boris Godunov' by Mussorgsky). Rimsky-Korsakov's harmony combines chromatic and enharmonic boldness with archaic church tonality; his virtuoso instrumentation had a lasting effect on composers of the following generation, such as Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky.
 
Works:
 
Operas: Snow Maiden (1882); Sadko (1898); Mozart and Salieri (1898); The Legend of Tsar Saltan (1900); Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh (1907); The Golden Cockerel (1909).
 
Orchestral works: 3 Symphonies, No. 1 (1860-65, revised version 1884), No. 2 (1868, revised version 1897), No. 3 (1872/73); Overture on 3 Russian Themes (1866, revised version 1880); Spanish Caprice (1887); Suite: Sheherazade (1888); Overture: Russian Easter Festival Overture (1888); Piano Concerto (1882/83).
Performances
Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2019-10-24 | Gütersloh (Germany), Stadthalle — 19:00
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2019-11-03 | Jurmala (Latvia), Dzintari Concert Hall
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2019-11-28 | Jurmala (Latvia), Dzintari Concert Hall
Products

per page
  1. Hindu-Lied

    Hindu-Lied

    from the Opera "Sadko"
    Editor : Kreisler, Fritz
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : BSS 30947
    €9.00  *
  2. Arabian Song

    Arabian Song

    from "Scheherazade"
    Editor : Kreisler, Fritz
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : BSS 31013
    €8.00  *
  3. The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : BH 100665
    €11.00  *
  4. Clarinet Concerto

    Clarinet Concerto

    Instrumentation : Clarinet in B flat and Orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction with solo part
    Order No. : BH 2300109
    €14.50  *
  5. The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Editor : Swift, George
    Instrumentation : trumpet and piano
    Order No. : BH 2700038
    €14.95  *
  6. Trombone Concerto

    Trombone Concerto

    Instrumentation : trombone and orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction with solo part
    Order No. : BH 2800027
    €14.50  *
  7. Dance of the Tumblers (Grade C)

    Dance of the Tumblers (Grade C)

    from "Snow Maiden"
    Editor : Stone, David
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BH 6201036
    €85.00  *
  8. Hymne an die Sonne

    Hymne an die Sonne

    aus "Der goldene Hahn"
    Editor : Kreisler, Fritz
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : BSS 30696
    €9.00  *
  9. Hymn to the Sun

    Hymn to the Sun

    from the opera "The Golden Cockerel"
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : ED0 9624
    €5.50  *
  10. Scheherazade

    Scheherazade

    Symphonic Suite
    op. 35
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ZO 102712
    €28.95  *

    Out of stock

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