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Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

Donald Macleod examines how, as a teenager, Rimsky-Korsakov was nicknamed 'beautiful child' by his colleagues and then 'defected' to the St Petersburg conservatory. He then details the late 1880s, when Rimsky-Korsakov composed a series of orchestral works that would eventually make him famous across the world. Finally, he describes how the composer found himself at the centre of a student uprising, whilst at the same time his operas were suffering at the hands of the increasingly paranoid state censors.

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Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov