Up 58,506 this week

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 »

25 Most Anticipated Netflix Releases

Check out the most anticipated movies and series coming to Netflix.

See the full list

What to Watch in October

If you need a break from the spooks and scares of October, we've filled your Watchlist with titles you won't want to miss.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 60 people
created 24 Jun 2018
list image
a list of 198 people
created 11 months ago
a list of 98 people
created 21 May 2017
a list of 51 people
created 28 Jun 2013
a list of 70 people
created 11 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Casino Soundtrack
Lolita Soundtrack
Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack
Shine Soundtrack


Hide Hide Show Show Music department (22 credits)
 2018 Wraith of the Umbra and Eidolon (music composed by)
 2017 La Fille de neige (Video) (music)
 2014 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (orchestration - 1 episode)
- Borodin: Prince Igor (2014) ... (orchestration)
 2010 Devoted to Dance (Documentary) (composer: additional music)
 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)
 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)
 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)
Show Show Composer (16 credits)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (209 credits)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

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.


Korsakov's Syndrome, Brain Damage from Alcoholism-Induced Vitamin Deficiencies, was discovered by a different Korsakov. See more »

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed