Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

1844 - 1908

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Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (18 March 1844 – 21 June 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov has received more than 1,565,935 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is the 37th most popular composer (up from 38th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 37th 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 37 out of 1,228Before him are Sergei Prokofiev, Jacques Offenbach, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Modest Mussorgsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Richard Strauss. After him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Jean Sibelius, Claudio Monteverdi, Béla Bartók, Johann Strauss I, and Jean-Baptiste Lully.

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Among people born in 1844, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ranks 4Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, and Sarah Bernhardt. After him are Paul Verlaine, Anatole France, Mehmed V, Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ilya Repin, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Alexandra of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1908, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ranks 3Before him are Henri Becquerel and Empress Dowager Cixi. After him are Guangxu Emperor, Grover Cleveland, Pablo de Sarasate, Randal Cremer, Edmondo De Amicis, Carlos I of Portugal, Demetrius Vikelas, Butch Cassidy, and Joseph Maria Olbrich.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ranks 33 out of 2,688Before him are Yul Brynner (1920), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Ivan Turgenev (1818), and Nicholas I of Russia (1796). After him are Alexander III of Russia (1845), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Paul I of Russia (1754), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), and Georgy Zhukov (1896).

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), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873). After him are Alexander Borodin (1833), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883).