Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908) - Of all the great Russian nationalist composers of the latter part of the 19th century, Rimsky-Korsakoff stands second only to Mili Balakirev in his practical influence on the music created and preserved in that period. In so far as his own music is concerned, while some pieces have remained immensely popular, the bulk of his achievement is rarely heard today. Many people see him as the logical link between Modest Mussorgsky and Igor Stravinsky.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian Composer) Known for his work Composition Capriccio Espagauol known as the Russian Easter Festival. He is considered the architect of the Russian Style of Composition. He mainly uses Russian themes and fairytales and folklore as his subject matter when composing. His style influences not only the Russian's but the French, English, German and American composers as well.
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908) Russian composer, & a member of the group of composers known as The Five. He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositions—Capriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, & the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites & excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy tale & folk subjects.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is mainly known for his symphonic works, especially the popular symphonic suite Sheherazade. He left an oeuvre that also included operas, chamber works, and songs. His music demonstrates brilliant orchestrations. His operas are masterful musical evocations of myths and legends. Born in 1844, he studied the piano as a child but chose a naval career in 1856. He continued piano lessons. In 1859, he started working with a French pianist through whom he met Balakirev.