Rimsky-Korsakov - Piano MusicOne of the Five, the leading group of 19th century Russian nationalist composers, Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) embarked at first on a career as a naval officer. He later resigned from service to devote himself entirely to music. Mainly known for his symphonic works, Rimsky-Korsakovīs oeuvre also includes operas, chamber works, piano music and songs. Rimsky-Korsakov was a brilliant orchestrator and generously spent some of his time completing and revising works by fellow-composers, such as Borodinīs opera Prince Igor and some of Mussorgskyīs music. He was a very popular teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, now named after him. The chief influences on Rimsky-Korsakovīs orchestral music were Balakirev, the leader of the Five, and Liszt. While his songs belong to the standard repertory of Russian singers, Rimsky-Korsakovīs solo piano and chamber music has not entered the canon. Worth noting, apart from the Piano Concerto Op. 30, are the composerīs own piano-duo arrangements of his most well-known orchestral works Sheherazade and Capriccio Espagnol, and of course the famous Flight of the Bumblebee (from the opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan), transcribed by Rachmaninoff.
Piano Sheet music by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov to Download
Total pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov: 4
|Scherzino Op. 11 No. 3||A Major||1877||Piece||8|
|Romance Op. 15 No. 2||A-flat Major||1876||Piece||7|
|Flight of the Bumble Bee (arr by Oborin)||A Minor||-||Piece||8+|
|Flight of the Bumble Bee (arr by Rachmaninoff)||A Minor||-||Piece||8+|