Andrey Rimsky-Korsakov

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Andrey Nikolayevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: Андре́й Никола́евич Ри́мский-Ко́рсаков, André Nikolájevich Rímskij-Kórsakov, October 17, 1878 – May 23, 1940) was a Russian musicologist and son of the Russian composers Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova. He was encouraged in musical pursuits, playing cello in the family string quartet. However he did not pursue music as a career until late in his life.

Rimsky-Korsakov studied philosophy at university and went on to teach the subject in gymnasiums until 1912, when he took the position of music correspondent for the Russian paper Russkaya molva. (Despite being a friend of Igor Stravinsky, among Rimsky-Korsakov's writings for that publication include a scathing review of The Rite of Spring.) He then went on to become founding editor of the first Russian music magazine, Muzïkal'nïy sovremennik (1915–17), which covered musicological study as well as concerts.

After the demise of Muzïkal'nïy sovremennik, Rimsky-Korsakov headed the music department of the Leningrad Saltïkov-Shchedrin Public Library (though he contributed to three issues of the magazine's successor, which began publication in 1922) and taught music theory and music history at Leningrad University as well as the Institute of Historical Studies. Many of Rimsky-Korsakov's more notable efforts were on behalf of his father's work, including the authorship of a five-volume study of his life and work and the establishing of a museum for the late composer.[1] He was married to the composer Yuliya Veysberg.[2]


  1. ^ McAllister, Rita; Rayskin, Iosif Genrikhovich. Andrey Nikolayevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Grove Music Online, ed. L. Macy., subscription access). Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2005.
  2. ^ "Rimsky-Korsakov". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2010.

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