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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)

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 ... See full bio »

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The Smurfs Soundtrack
Casino Soundtrack
Lolita Soundtrack
Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack


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 2021 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (Video) (music)
 2021 Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko (Video) (music)
 2019 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride (Video) (music)
 2018 Wraith of the Umbra and Eidolon (music composed by)
 2017 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (Video) (music)
 2014 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (orchestration - 1 episode)
- Borodin: Prince Igor (2014) ... (orchestration)
 2013 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride (Video) (music)
 2010 Devoted to Dance (Documentary) (composer: additional music)
 2008 World of Quest (TV Series) (music by - 2 episodes)
- Night of the Hunter/World of Carney (2008) ... (music by - segment "Night of the Hunter")
- The Fall of Odyssia (2008) ... (music by)
 2007 Purity Beats Everything (Documentary) (composer: stock music)
 2004 Film, ze mucha nie siada (Short) (original music composed by)
 2003 Le coq d'or (TV Movie) (music by)
 1994 Sadko (TV Movie) (music by)
 1986 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (TV Movie) (music)
 1982 Mozart and Salieri (TV Movie) (music)
 1978 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of Tsar Saltan (TV Movie) (music)
 1977 The Lively Arts (TV Series documentary) (music revisor - 1 episode)
- In Performance: The Bolshoi Opera in Boris Godunov (1977) ... (music revisor - as Rimsky-Korsakov)
 1969 Model Shop (composer: classical music - as Rimsky-Korsakov)
 1967 The Tale of the Golden Cockerel (Short) (stock music)
 1962 A Requiem for Mozart (music)
 1951 The Night Before Christmas (composer: stock music)
 1949 El mago (composer: song "Sherezade")
 1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (composer: original theme - uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet (composer: original theme - uncredited)
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Personal Details

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rimsky Korsakoff | N.A. Rimskiy-Korsakov | Rimsky-Korsakov | Rimszkij-Korszakov


Nadezhda Purgold  (his death)  (7 children)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Tchaikovsky's music is in abominable taste.


Was a member of "The Five", a group of 19th Century Russian composers who promoted nationalist influences in their music. The other members were Mily Balakirev, Alexander Borodin, César Cui, and Modest Mussorgsky. Unlike his colleagues, whose musical careers were beset with personal and professional issues, Rimsky-Korsakov was a highly disciplined workaholic who composed steadily until his death. See more »

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