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									Andrey Rimsky-Korsakov
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Andrey Nikolayevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian         André Nikolájevich Rímskij-Kórsakov, October 17, 1878 – May 23, 1940)
was a Russian musicologist and son of the great Russian nationalist composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Though growing up
in a musical family he was encouraged in musical pursuits, playing cello in the family string quartet, 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

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