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Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakow

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, born in 1844 and died in 1908 in Russia, is considered one of the most important composers of the country. As a naval officer, he took part in a circumnavigation of the world, during which he completed his 1st Symphony. He was a professor of instrumentation and composition at the Petersburg Conservatory and part of the famous "Mighty Group". His operas are still considered folk operas in Russia and his influence on all subsequent generations of composers cannot be overestimated.