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The “Kalender Prince” is a solo guitar arrangement of the second movement from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved suite, Scheherazade. Inspired by an ancient book of Middle Eastern tales, Scheherazade tells the story of a marginalized woman who uses her wit to challenge her violent husband and change an empire. This arrangement, performed by Emre Sabuncuoglu, captures the timeless narrative of standing against oppression. Sheet music and tabs are available at: [link].


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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Los Angeles Guitar Academy


About the composer…

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was a renowned composer in the field of classical music. Born in 1844 in Russia, he displayed early talent in music and began studying piano and composition at a young age. He went on to become one of the most important composers of the Russian Five, a group of composers who sought to create a uniquely Russian style of classical music.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s musical career was varied and impressive. He served as a naval officer in the Russian Navy for many years while also pursuing his passion for composition. He eventually became a professor at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he taught and mentored many future composers.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s works spanned a wide range of genres, including operas, symphonies, and chamber music. Some of his most famous compositions include “Scheherazade,” “Capriccio Espagnol,” and “The Flight of the Bumblebee.” His music is known for its rich harmonies, colorful orchestrations, and incorporation of Russian folk melodies.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov left a lasting legacy in the world of classical music. His compositions continue to be performed and appreciated by musicians and audiences around the world. His contributions to Russian music, both as a composer and as an educator, have made him an influential figure in the history of classical music.

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