Russian Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov died on this day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov died on this day in 1908 – aged 64

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov died on this day in 1908 – aged 64.

A member of ‘The Five’, Rimsky-Korsakov is remembered in history as one of the grand masters of orchestration.

His signature works include ‘Capriccio Espagnol’, the ‘Russian Easter Festival Overture’ and ‘Scheherazade’ — three staples of today’s symphonic repertoire.

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV | CAPRICCIO ESPAGNOL | VALERY GERGIEV & KIROV ORCHESTRA OF MARIINSKY THEATER

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