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Rimsky-Korsakov

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The life of Russian composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, previously hoked up by Hollywood as Song of Scheherezade, is afforded more reverential treatment in this Soviet production. Grigori Belov stars as Rimsky-Korsakov, here portrayed as a pre-Leninist revolutionary whose music inspires the proletariat to offer defiance against the Czar. Naturally, most of Rimsky-Korsakov's most famous compositions are given ample screen time. Particularly well staged is L. Griasenko's interpretation of the title character...more

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