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 (rĭm′skē-kôr′sə-kôf′), Nikolai Andreyevich 1844-1908.
Russian composer whose operas and orchestral works were heavily influenced by traditional folk music.
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(ˈrɪmskɪˈkɔːsəkɒf; Russian ˈrimskijˈkɔrsəkəf)
(Biography) Nikolai Andreyevich (nikaˈlaj anˈdrjejɪvitʃ). 1844–1908, Russian composer; noted for such works as the orchestral suite Scheherazade (1888) and the opera Le Coq d'or (first performed in 1910)
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(ˈrɪm skiˈkɔr səˌkɔf, -ˌkɒf)

Nicolai Andreevich, 1844–1908, Russian composer.
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Noun1.Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian composer of operas and orchestral works; often used themes from folk music (1844-1908)
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The society was an elite group of Jewish musicians at the beginning of the 20th century, students of Rimsky-Korsakov, who set out to collect and study Yiddish folk music as a way of creating a new, highly refined approach to Jewish music.
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Large chunks of its music and libretto were lost or never written, and while a few of the extant sections were published as isolated numbers, most were later incorporated into works such as Mussorgsky's Sorochintsy Fair, Borodin's Prince Igor, or Rimsky-Korsakov's later solo opera-ballet on the Mlada subject matter.
The final piece on this fascinating programme was Scheherazade, by Rimsky-Korsakov, based on One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales.
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The theatre was home to several iconic plays composed by Russian giants such as Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The theatre accommodates 1,300 people and hosts the annual Russian National Day celebrations, along with prestigious symphonies and orchestras.
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Rimsky-Korsakov's May Night Overture - rarely performed, but covering many moods from sweeping, sentimental strings to a lovely solo horn - ended with a typical Trepak dance.
35, is a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888 and based on the book, "One Thousand and One Nights," sometimes known as "The Arabian Nights." In 2017, it was digitally remastered and remixed with the most modern synthesizers by Matt Falcone and is now available exclusively from Louis Capet XXVI Music Publishing.
But Rimsky-Korsakov ensured that the main spotlight falls on a solo violinist because he effectively casts the instrument as the voice of Scheherazade as she prepares to spin another yarn that will blunt the Sultan's axe for the latest of what will turn out to be 1001 nights of tale telling.
THE last time I heard Valery Gergiev conduct his expert Mariinsky Orchestra was at the opening concert of the Beethovenfest in Bonn a few weekends ago, ending with an amazingly fresh account of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.