Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

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Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Scheherazade, Capriccio espagnol

Fun Facts

  • Rimsky-Korsakov was appointed as a professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He was a great teacher even without having professional training.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov was easy to identify. He was very tall, wore thick, wire-rimmed blue glasses, and had a full beard.
  • While he was a naval officer, Rimsky-Korsakov had the rare opportunity to travel to exotic places, which inspired his musical work.

Get to know Rimsky-Korsakov in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist David Tanner!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Music

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