Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was born in Tikhvin, Russia. Nikolai loved listening to Russian folk music, church music, as well as opera as a teen. Nikolai went to the naval college in St. Petersburg with his brother while he was older. He also learned music while he was there. On a naval board, Rimsky-Korsakov wrote his first symphony. Following his discharge from the navy, Rimsky-Korsakov was invited to teach at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, which is today known as the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. Rimsky-Korsakov was also a member of "The Mighty Few," a collective of five prominent Russian composers (as in five fingers). Operas, choral music, chamber music, and piano works were among Rimsky-works. Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee, from the opera Tsar Saltan, is one of his most popular works. This music is performed throughout the opera when a prince disguises himself as a bee.
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