Music: Rimsky's 100th Birthday

In its full nationalistic stride, the Soviet Union last week got around to honoring the man who did more than any other to make Russian music Russian—genial, bush-bearded Nikolai Andreievich Rimsky-Korsakov. The occasion was the 100th anniversary of his birth. The composer of Scheherazade and 15 operas (Coq d'Or, the Snow Maiden, etc.) was the most scholarly member of the famed "Five" (the others: Mussorgsky, Balakireff, Borodin, Cui) who in the '60s weaned Russian music from the influence of German Romanticism and Italian opera. He was also the author of important treatises...

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