Today marks the 166th anniversary of the birth of Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.  Rimsky-Korsakov was one of The Five, the leading group of 19th century Russian nationalist composers.  In honor of his birthday, our program today features his music, as
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From the Library: Happy Birthday Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov!

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by Gabrielle Riel on Thursday, 18 March, 2010

Today marks the 166th anniversary of the birth of Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.  Rimsky-Korsakov was one of The Five, the leading group of 19th century Russian nationalist composers.  In honor of his birthday, our program today features his music, as well as music by composers that influenced him, and composers whom he influenced.  You will hear pieces by Mikhail Glinka, Mily Balakirev, Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas and Ottorino Respighi.

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at http://main.radioriel.org . Today’s music originates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.

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