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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

1844 - 1908

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Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (18 March 1844 – 21 June 1908) was a 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, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov has received more than 1,780,270 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is the 43rd most popular composer (down from 37th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Russia (down from 33rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Composer.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is most famous for his operas, symphonies, and orchestral suites.

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Among composers, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ranks 43 out of 1,216Before him are Johann Strauss I, Modest Mussorgsky, Jean Sibelius, Béla Bartók, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Guido of Arezzo. After him are Gaetano Donizetti, Tomaso Albinoni, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Carl Maria von Weber, Erik Satie, and Anton Bruckner.

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Among people born in 1844, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ranks 7Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, Mehmed V, Anatole France, and Paul Verlaine. After him are Ilya Repin, Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ludwig Boltzmann, Peter I of Serbia, and Umberto I of Italy. Among people deceased in 1908, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ranks 3Before him are Henri Becquerel and Empress Dowager Cixi. After him are Guangxu Emperor, Randal Cremer, Grover Cleveland, Pablo de Sarasate, Edmondo De Amicis, Carlos I of Portugal, Demetrius Vikelas, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, and Pat Garrett.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ranks 48 out of 3,262Before him are Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Boris Pasternak (1890), Yul Brynner (1920), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), and E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776). After him are Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), David Hilbert (1862), Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895), Vladimir the Great (958), Boris Godunov (1552), and Sergey Lavrov (1950).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ranks 6Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), and Modest Mussorgsky (1839). After him are Alexander Scriabin (1871), Alexander Borodin (1833), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883).