Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) was born in a provincial town called Tikhvin, 200 km from St. Petersburg, Russia. He almost missed becoming a composer as his family encouraged and compelled him into studying for a naval career. Part of his training was a two year journey around the world, a trip which opened him to new vistas that would later color his music. Even after the successful debut of his first symphony (under the direction of friend and mentor Mily Balakirev) Rimsky-Korsakov continued his service, leaving the Russian Navy only after eight years content that he could support himself with his music.
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Classical Archives: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Biography, complete files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Page with list of vocal works linked to Russian lyrics in Cyrillic and transliteration. Includes many in English translation.
Listing of operatic works from Stanford University's opera server with links to details on selected compositions.
Wikipedia article detailing his life and works with links to numerous related subjects and people plus a portrait.
Find A Grave listing with biographical and musical information, photograph, picture of his tomb at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St. Petersburg, Russia, and interactive memorial.
Filmography showing cinematic and television use of his works and productions based on his operas with biographical sketch. From the Internet Movie Database.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Master of Orchestration
Brief biography, selected works, quotations, discography, suggested reading, chronology, and related articles from Humanities Web.
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Works list by category, biography, links, and portrait from Musicalics.
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Brief biographical sketch, caricature, summaries of operatic and orchestral works, and Naxos discography.
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Life, creative work, and museums and other memorial means.
Rimsky-Korsakov Home Page
Biography, work list, comments on the composer, sound clips, discography, bibliography, links.
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