Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: ́ ́ ́-́, Nikolaj Andreevič Rimskij-Korsakov) (18 March [O.S. 6 March] 1844 21 June [O.S. 8 June] 1908)[a 1] was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five.[a 2] He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositionsCapriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazadeare considered staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy tale and folk subjects.

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