Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

About Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov became a navy officer in order to follow in his older brother's footsteps. But his real talent lay in music. After leaving the navy, he became a teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatory -- even though he had little formal music education himself.

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Music In This Episode


Russian Easter Overture

Symphony #1 - Chant du Monde

Snow Maiden - Dance of the Tumblers

Capriccio Espagnol


Mozart and Salieri

Tsars Bride - Overture

Flight of the Bumblebee