Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Sheet Music

  • Born
    18th March 1844
  • Died
    21st June 1908
  • Birthplace
    Tikhvin, Russia

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositions—Capriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are considered staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy tale and folk subjects. Rimsky-Korsakov believed, as did fellow composer Mily Balakirev and critic Vladimir Stasov, in developing a nationalistic style of music, including Russian folk song and lore along with exotic elements in a practice known as musical orientalism, and eschewed traditional Western compositional methods. However, Rimsky-Korsakov appreciated Western musical techniques after he became a professor of musical composition, harmony and orchestration at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1871. He undertook a rigorous three-year program of self-education and became a master of Western methods, incorporating them alongside the influences of Mikhail Glinka and fellow members of The Five.

Title Form Instrument
My Musical Life Books N/A
My Musical Life Books N/A
Practical Manual of Harmony Books N/A
Principles of Orchestration Books N/A
Principles of Orchestration Books N/A
A Page from Homer, Op.60 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Spanish Capriccio, Op.34 Caprice Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto Concerto Clarinet
Concert Fantasy for Violin, Op.33 Concerto Violin
Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Band Concerto Piano
Mazurka on Polish Themes Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto, Op.30 Concerto Piano
Piano Concerto, Op.30 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Trombone Concerto Concerto Piano
Trombone Concerto Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Canzonetta and Tarantella Dance Chamber group
Concert Fantasia on Russian Themes, Op.33 Fantasy Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Fantasia on Serbian Themes, Op.6 Fantasy Orchestra
6 Fugues, Op.17 Fugue Piano
At the Monastery Fugue String Quartet