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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
(1844 - 1908)

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1844 Born 18 March in Russia; the son of aristocratic parents
1850 Learns to play piano and begins composing short pieces of his own
1856 Enters the St. Petersburg Naval College
1861 Meets composers Balakirev and Mussorgsky, fellow members of "The Five"
1862 In the navy, embarks on a voyage around the world
1865 Symphony No.1 performed, at Balakirev's Free School of Music in St. Petersburg
1871 While still in navy, becomes professor of composition at St. Petersburg Conservatory
1873 Marries pianist Nadezhda Purgold
1874 Becomes director of the Free School of Music
1905 Sacked from Conservatory for left-wing sympathies
1907 Last opera, The Golden Cockerel, banned
1908 Fatal angina attack, 21 June
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