From the Library: Happy Birthday Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov!

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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