Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was born in Tikhvin in 1844. His aristocratic family discouraged his musical ambitions and Nikolai followed his brother into the Imperial Russian Navy. In 1861 however, he met Mily Balikirev, who became a great source of inspiration and encouragement. Rimsky-Korsakov joined Balikirev
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