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Nikolai  Rimsky-Korsakov

Born: March 6, 1844
Died: June 8, 1908
Country of origin: Russia
Upcoming :
Conductor: Roland Fister
2022-06-01 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater
Conductor: Roman Blum
Orchestra: sinfonia.baden
2022-06-10 | Baden (Switzerland), Stadtkirche
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: Roland Fister
2022-06-01 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater
Conductor: Roman Blum
Orchestra: sinfonia.baden
2022-06-10 | Baden (Switzerland), Stadtkirche
Conductor: Jan Horstmann
Orchestra: Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie Schönebeck
2022-06-18 | Brandenburg (Germany), Katharinenkirche

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  1. Capriccio espagnol

    Capriccio espagnol

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    op. 34
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : BEL 332 Q44775
    €9.99  *
  2. Chanson Hébraïque

    Chanson Hébraïque

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    op. 7/3
    Instrumentation : medium or low voice and piano
    Edition : E-Score PDF
    Language : Russian • French
    Order No. : BEL 299 Q45301
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  3. Enfin les noirs nuages vont s'éparpillant

    Enfin les noirs nuages vont s'éparpillant

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    op. 42/3
    Instrumentation : low voice and piano
    Edition : E-Score PDF
    Order No. : BEL 302 Q45296
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  4. Hindu-Song E major

    Hindu-Song E major

    from "Sadko"
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    text writer : Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
    Instrumentation : low voice and piano
    Edition : E-Score PDF
    Language : English • French • German
    Order No. : BEL 306-20 Q45297
    €5.99  *
  5. Capriccio brillante

    Capriccio brillante

    Spanish Overture No 1
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    Composer : Glinka, Michael
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : BEL 521 Q45292
    €10.99  *
  6. Piano Concerto C# minor

    Piano Concerto C# minor

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    op. 30
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : BEL 403 Q45674
    €13.99  *
  7. Concerto Fantasy

    Concerto Fantasy

    on Russian Themes
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    op.33
    Instrumentation : violin and orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction with solo part
    Order No. : BEL 198 Q45681
    €13.99  *
  8. Sinfonietta

    Sinfonietta

    on Russian Themes
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    op. 31
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : BEL 404 Q45682
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  9. Quintet Bb major

    Quintet Bb major

    for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
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    op. posth.
    Instrumentation : flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BEL 232 Q45717
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  10. String Quartet

    String Quartet

    on the name B-LA-F
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    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : set of parts
    Order No. : BEL 233 Q45818
    €15.99  *

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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: Roland Fister
2022-06-01 | Coburg (Germany), Landestheater
Conductor: Roman Blum
Orchestra: sinfonia.baden
2022-06-10 | Baden (Switzerland), Stadtkirche
Conductor: Jan Horstmann
Orchestra: Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie Schönebeck
2022-06-18 | Brandenburg (Germany), Katharinenkirche
Products

per page
  1. Capriccio espagnol

    Capriccio espagnol

    Download Edition
    op. 34
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : BEL 332 Q44775
    €9.99  *
  2. Chanson Hébraïque

    Chanson Hébraïque

    Download Edition
    op. 7/3
    Instrumentation : medium or low voice and piano
    Edition : E-Score PDF
    Language : Russian • French
    Order No. : BEL 299 Q45301
    €3.99  *
  3. Enfin les noirs nuages vont s'éparpillant

    Enfin les noirs nuages vont s'éparpillant

    Download Edition
    op. 42/3
    Instrumentation : low voice and piano
    Edition : E-Score PDF
    Order No. : BEL 302 Q45296
    €3.99  *
  4. Hindu-Song E major

    Hindu-Song E major

    from "Sadko"
    Download Edition
    text writer : Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
    Instrumentation : low voice and piano
    Edition : E-Score PDF
    Language : English • French • German
    Order No. : BEL 306-20 Q45297
    €5.99  *
  5. Capriccio brillante

    Capriccio brillante

    Spanish Overture No 1
    Download Edition
    Composer : Glinka, Michael
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : BEL 521 Q45292
    €10.99  *
  6. Piano Concerto C# minor

    Piano Concerto C# minor

    Download Edition
    op. 30
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : BEL 403 Q45674
    €13.99  *
  7. Concerto Fantasy

    Concerto Fantasy

    on Russian Themes
    Download Edition
    op.33
    Instrumentation : violin and orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction with solo part
    Order No. : BEL 198 Q45681
    €13.99  *
  8. Sinfonietta

    Sinfonietta

    on Russian Themes
    Download Edition
    op. 31
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : BEL 404 Q45682
    €16.99  *
  9. Quintet Bb major

    Quintet Bb major

    for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
    Download Edition
    op. posth.
    Instrumentation : flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BEL 232 Q45717
    €25.99  *
  10. String Quartet

    String Quartet

    on the name B-LA-F
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : set of parts
    Order No. : BEL 233 Q45818
    €15.99  *

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