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Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Marina Frolova-Walker


During his lifetime, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908) was a composer whose work had great influence not only in his native Russia but also internationally. While he remains well-known in Russia—where many of his fifteen operas and various orchestral pieces are still in the standard repertoire—very little of his work is performed in the West today beyond Scheherezade and arrangements of The Flight of the Bumblebee. In Western writings, he appears mainly in the context of the Mighty Handful, a group of five Russian composers to which he belonged at the outset of his career. This book finally ... More

Keywords: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, composer, Mighty Handful, opera, Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel, composition, orchestration, Igor Stravinsky, Russian culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691182711
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marina Frolova-Walker, editor
University of Cambridge

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