Rimsky-Korsakov

Scheherazade, op. 35

        Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s career stood in the very center of Russian musical life of the  second half of the nineteenth century.  His first career was in the Russian navy, but he soon garnered success in music.  Known primarily for his fifteen operas, he was instrumental in the rising importance of that genre in Russia.  In addition to his fame and influence as a composer, he was also head of the conservatory in St.

“Flight of the Bumble Bee” from The Tale of Tsar Saltan

          Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s career stood in the very center of Russian musical life of the second half of the nineteenth century.  His first career was in the Russian navy, but he soon garnered success in music.  Known primarily for his fifteen operas, he was instrumental in the rising importance of that genre in Russia.  In addition to his fame and influence as a composer, he was also head of the conservatory in St.