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Nikolai  Rimsky-Korsakov

Born: March 6th, 1844
Died: June 8th, 1908
Country of origin: Russia
Upcoming :
Conductor: Grzegorz Nowak
Orchestra: Orkiestra Teatru Wielkiego - Opery Narodowej
2019-12-31 | Warszawa (Poland), Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa, Sala Moniuszki — 20:00
Conductor: Stefan Hofkes
Orchestra: Reading Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-29 | Reading (United Kingdom), University Great Hall — 16.00
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: Grzegorz Nowak
Orchestra: Orkiestra Teatru Wielkiego - Opery Narodowej
2019-12-31 | Warszawa (Poland), Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa, Sala Moniuszki — 20:00
Conductor: Stefan Hofkes
Orchestra: Reading Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-29 | Reading (United Kingdom), University Great Hall — 16.00

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  1. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    (from the opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan")
    Download Edition
    Editor : Korn, Uwe
    Instrumentation : flute and piano
    Order No. : ED 21586 Q23081
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  2. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    from the Opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
    Download Edition
    Editor : Lechner, Lothar
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : ED0 9628 Q4120
    €3.99  *
  3. Russian Easter festival

    Russian Easter festival

    Overture
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    op. 36
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 692 Q4487
    €9.99  *
  4. Capriccio espagnol

    Capriccio espagnol

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    op. 34
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 842 Q4551
    €8.99  *
  5. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    from the Opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
    Download Edition
    Editor : Korn, Uwe
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED0 9850 Q6934
    €3.99  *
  6. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    from the Opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
    Download Edition
    Editor : Korn, Uwe
    Instrumentation : piano (4 hands)
    Order No. : ED0 9851 Q6935
    €4.99  *
  7. Six Variations on the theme B A C H

    Six Variations on the theme B A C H

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    op. 10
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : BEL 804 Q7764
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  8. Hindu Song

    Hindu Song

    from the Opera "Sadko"
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    Instrumentation : string trio
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 21011 Q11382
    €9.99  *
  9. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    from the Opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
    Download Edition
    Editor : Korn, Uwe
    Instrumentation : flute and piano
    Edition : single sheet
    Order No. : ED0 9852 Q11632
    €4.99  *
  10. Scheherazade

    Scheherazade

    Sinfonische Suite
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    op. 35
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 493 Q12508
    €12.99  *

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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: Grzegorz Nowak
Orchestra: Orkiestra Teatru Wielkiego - Opery Narodowej
2019-12-31 | Warszawa (Poland), Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa, Sala Moniuszki — 20:00
Conductor: Stefan Hofkes
Orchestra: Reading Symphony Orchestra
2020-03-29 | Reading (United Kingdom), University Great Hall — 16.00
Products

per page
  1. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    (from the opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan")
    Download Edition
    Editor : Korn, Uwe
    Instrumentation : flute and piano
    Order No. : ED 21586 Q23081
    €1.99  *
  2. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    from the Opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
    Download Edition
    Editor : Lechner, Lothar
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : ED0 9628 Q4120
    €3.99  *
  3. Russian Easter festival

    Russian Easter festival

    Overture
    Download Edition
    op. 36
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 692 Q4487
    €9.99  *
  4. Capriccio espagnol

    Capriccio espagnol

    Download Edition
    op. 34
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 842 Q4551
    €8.99  *
  5. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    from the Opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
    Download Edition
    Editor : Korn, Uwe
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED0 9850 Q6934
    €3.99  *
  6. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    from the Opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
    Download Edition
    Editor : Korn, Uwe
    Instrumentation : piano (4 hands)
    Order No. : ED0 9851 Q6935
    €4.99  *
  7. Six Variations on the theme B A C H

    Six Variations on the theme B A C H

    Download Edition
    op. 10
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : BEL 804 Q7764
    €13.99  *
  8. Hindu Song

    Hindu Song

    from the Opera "Sadko"
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : string trio
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 21011 Q11382
    €9.99  *
  9. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    The Flight of the Bumble-Bee

    from the Opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
    Download Edition
    Editor : Korn, Uwe
    Instrumentation : flute and piano
    Edition : single sheet
    Order No. : ED0 9852 Q11632
    €4.99  *
  10. Scheherazade

    Scheherazade

    Sinfonische Suite
    Download Edition
    op. 35
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 493 Q12508
    €12.99  *

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