(Boxed Set, 3PC)
As was tradition in his family, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov trained to be a naval cadet. He continued to compose throughout his years in service and was appointed Professor of Composition and Orchestration at the St Petersburg Conservatory, despite having an extremely limited knowledge of music theory. He is now remembered as one of the most influential Russian Nationalist composers of all time, and was an integral member of 'The Five'. This release contains every song that Rimsky-Korsakov wrote during his lifespan. True Russian performances by soloists such as soprano Natalia Gerasimova and tenor Alexei Martinov.