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Born in Tikhvin, Novgorod Governorate, Russian Empire [now Leningrad Oblast, Russia]
Died in Lyubensk, St. Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire  (heart attack)
Birth NameNikolay Andreevich Rimskiy-Korsakov

Mini Bio (1)

Rimsky-Korsakov was a navy officer but soon discovered his love for music. Since 1861 he belonged to the group of Balkirev but later he returned to the traditional way of composing. He combined uniquely the Russian folksongs with the music of the Orthodox Church. Rimsky-Korsakov wrote the first Russian symphony and Igor Strawinsky was one of his students.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm

Spouse (1)

Nadezhda Purgold (July 1872 - 21 June 1908) (his death) (7 children)

Trivia (1)

Portrayed by Jean-Pierre Aumont in Song of Scheherazade (1947).

Personal Quotes (1)

Tchaikovsky's music is in abominable taste.

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