When i started listening to Rimsky-Korsakov and Scheherezade in particular, my eyes are already filled with tears of joy and nostalgia.. maybe because i spend my childhood listening to Scheherezade with no clue about who is the artist! it was a great feeling to come across his works, I am so blessed!
Rimsky-Korsakov was one of the most important composers of the Russian classic musical history. In his decades at the Conservatory, Rimsky-Korsakov taught composers who later found fame, including [artist]Anatoly Lyadov[/artist], [artist]Alexander Glazunov[/artist], [artist]Alexander Spendiaryan[/artist], [artist]Sergei Prokofiev[/artist], [artist]Igor Stravinsky[/artist], [artist]Ottorino Respighi[/artist], [artist]Witold Maliszewski[/artist], [artist]Mykola Lysenko[/artist], [artist]Artur Kapp[/artist], and [artist]Konstanty Gorski[/artist]. Other students included the music critic and musicologist Alexander Ossovsky, and the composer [artist]Lazare Saminsky[/artist].
"I don't have to destroy peace and rebel against the gods. Our art, music, isn't even able to do that." - Perfectly spoken by this maestro. He truly is unparalleled, from Capriccio Espagnol to Antar to Scheherazade to quite anything. Absolute love towards his music.