The Art of Conducting: Zubin Mehta Episode 4

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Zubin Mehta: Rimsky-Korsakov Capricho Espagnol, Berliner Phil

Crop of portrait of the composer Nikolai Andre...
Crop of portrait of the composer Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (18 March 1844-- 21 June1908), was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five.

He was a master of orchestration. Mainly known for his symphonic works, especially the popular symphonic suite Sheherazade, as well as the Capriccio Espagnol and the Russian Easter Festival Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov left an oeuvre that also included operas, chamber works, and songs. Rimsky-Korsakov's music is accessible and engaging owing to his talent for tone-coloring and brilliant orchestration. Furthermore, his operas are masterful musical evocations of myths and legends.