Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Roushie: Никола́й Андре́евич Ри́мский-Ко́рсаков 18 Mairch [A.S. 6 Mairch] 1844[a 1] – 21 Juin [A.S. 8 Juin] 1908) wis a Roushie composer, an a member o the group o componers kent as The Five.[a 2] He wis a master o orchestration. His best-kent orchestral composeetions—Capriccio Espagnol, the Roushie Easter Festival Owertur, an the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples o the clessical muisic repertoire, alang wi suites an excerpts frae some o his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example o his frequent uise o fairy tale an fowk subjects.

Portrait o Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1898 bi Valentin Serov (detail)


  1. Roushie wis uisin auld style dates in the 19t century, an information soorces uised in the airticle whiles report dates as auld style rather nor new style. Dates in the article are taken verbatim frae the soorce an are in the same style as the soorce frae which thay come.
  2. The Five, an aa kent as The Michty Haundfu or The Michty Coterie, refers tae a circle o componers wha met in Saunt Petersburg, Roushie, in the years 1856–1870: Mily Balakirev (the leader), César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, an Alexander Borodin.