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Wrong Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakoff?

Nicholas Andreivitch Rimsky-Korsakoff

Professor of Composition

St. Petersburg Conservatory

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St. Petersburg Conservatory

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Employment History

Composer

Rimsky

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Education

Naval College at St. Petersburg

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Rimsky-Korsakoff was born March 18, 1844, at Tikhvin, in the government of Novgorod.The son of aristocratic parents, his early manifestations of musical genius were not greatly encouraged, and in 1856 he went to the Naval College at St. Petersburg, where he remained until 1862.At the same time, however, he contrived to learn a good deal about music, and when, in 1861, he made the acquaintance of Balakirev, he became, with Cui, Moussorgski and Borodin, a willing follower of that strenuous leader of the "New School" of Russian music.In 1862 Rimsky-Korsakoff went to sea on a long cruise, which lasted until 1865.During that time he completed his first symphony.As may be imagined, the work was composed under difficulties.Life on a battleship is not made pleasant for budding composers.On his return the work was performed with great success, under the direction of Balakirev, in St. Petersburg, and other orchestral works followed.In 1871 Rimsky-Korsakoff was appointed professor of composition and instrumentation at St. Petersburg Conservatory, and in 1873 he retired permanently from the navy.He was, however, appointed inspector of naval bands until the post was abolished in 1884.He held many important posts as director and conductor in the Russian capital.His works include many operas, much orchestral music, chamber music, choral music, etc.


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NICHOLAS ANDREIVITCH RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF.

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Rimsky-Korsakoff was born March 18, 1844, at Tikhvin, in the government of Novgorod. The son of aristocratic parents, his early manifestations of musical genius were not greatly encouraged, and in 1856 he went to the Naval College at St. Petersburg, where he remained until 1862. At the same time, however, he contrived to learn a good deal about music, and when, in 1861, he made the acquaintance of Balakirev, he became, with Cui, Moussorgski and Borodin, a willing follower of that strenuous leader of the "New School" of Russian music. In 1862 Rimsky- Korsakoff went to sea on a long cruise, which lasted until 1865. During that time he completed his first symphony. As may be imagined, the work was composed under difficulties. Life on a battleship is not made pleasant for budding composers. On his return the work was performed with great success, under the direction of Balakirev, in St. Petersburg, and other orchestral works followed. In 1871 Rimsky-Korsakoff was appointed professor of composition and instrumentation at St. Petersburg Conservatory, and in 1873 he retired permanently from the navy. He was, however, appointed inspector of naval bands until the post was abolished in 1884. He held many important posts as director and conductor in the Russian capital. His works include many operas, much orchestral music, chamber music, choral music, etc.


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Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakoff, the composer Rimsky's was named after,

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Ship Goes To Pieces Against A Rock (one of Rimsky-Korsakoff'sorchestral movements, and a bowl of chocolate chip mint ice cream with


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Among the officers of the Almaz was a midshipman named Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakoff; and in spite of the serious nature of his mission, and the state of war that existed in America, he seems to have had a very good time. He and his fellow officers had come up from New York to Albany by boat, and then by train to Niagara, where they stopped at the Niagara Hotel as guests of some American friends. He spent two days there, in the course of which he hired a rowboat and went as close tothe falls as he could get, then made a roundabout journey back to New York by way of Elmira. He spent about seven months, altogether, in America, during five of which he was in and around New York, where he went to the theatre, sampled what the restaurants and wine shops had to offer, and saw two rather bad perfomamances of Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable and Gounod's Faust.

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With all these libertarian ideas in the air, you can readily imagine that Rimsky-Korsakoff and his contemporaries, who included Cesar Cui and Mussorgsky, had a grand time studying.
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Balakireff started to teach Rimsky-Korsakoff to play the piano, but deciding that his pupil would never make a really fine pianist, persuaded him to drop the whole matter. In composition, Balakireff's pupils were not encouraged to bother with harmony, or counterpoint, or other theoretical studies. They just went ahead and composed. Rimsky-Korsakoff, in fact, virtually began his career as a composer, at the age of seventeen, by writing a symphony, under Balakireff's direction. On his return from America he settled down to his combined naval and musical career in earnest, and for the ensuing seven years spent from two to three hours a day filling out reports and writing form letters for the navy, and the rest of the time in talking, playing, and writing music in the company of Balakireff, Cui, Borodine, and Mussorgsky. The five had a wonderful time, criticizing each other's music, hearing it played, and meeting the other musicians, Russian and foreign, of their day. Wagner had conducted some concerts of his music in Russia, and while he exerted amazingly little influence as a composer, he did make a decided impression as a conductor. Among other things, he introduced a new technique of conducting whereby, instead of facing the audience, the conductor turned his back to the audience and faced the orchestra. Apparently this was a great novelty, at least in Russia, and Russian conductors immediately took up the new method, with great success.
There is no particular point in my burdening you here with a detailed biography of Rimsky-Korsakoff. To do so would only be to do, badly, what he himself has done superlatively in his autobiography,* one of the most honest and entertaining personal documents ever written. There is one incident in his life, however, that will bear some discussion.
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Moreover, I think Rimsky-Korsakoff is a more severe critic of his own shortcomings than he would be of a stranger's.


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Nicholas Andreivitch Rimsky-Korsakoff

Rimsky-Korsakoff was born March 18, 1844, at Tikhvin, in the government of Novgorod. The son of aristocratic parents, his early manifestations of musical genius were not greatly encouraged, and in 1856 he went to the Naval College at St. Petersburg, where he remained until 1862. At the same time, however, he contrived to learn a good deal about music, and when, in 1861, he made the acquaintance of Balakirev, he became, with Cui, Moussorgski and Borodin, a willing follower of that strenuous leader of the "New School" of Russian music. In 1862 Rimsky-Korsakoff went to sea on a long cruise, which lasted until 1865. During that time he completed his first symphony. As may be imagined, the work was composed under difficulties. Life on a battleship is not made pleasant for budding composers. On his return the work was performed with great success, under the direction of Balakirev, in St. Petersburg, and other orchestral works followed. In 1871 Rimsky-Korsakoff was appointed professor of composition and instrumentation at St. Petersburg Conservatory, and in 1873 he retired permanently from the navy. He was, however, appointed inspector of naval bands until the post was abolished in 1884. He held many important posts as director and conductor in the Russian capital. His works include many operas, much orchestral music, chamber music, choral music, etc.

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