Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) was a Russian composer, and 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, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy tale and folk subjects. To learn more, click here.
Click here for the piano piece: Scheherezade
Listen to Rimsky-Korsakov’s music:
- Flight of the Bumblebee
- May Night
- Procession of the Nobles
- Wedding March
Do you recognize any of these famous pieces? Sheherezade is my favorite!