The Music Plays On — Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Scheherazade by Léon Bakst

The Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was not only highly respected and successful for his music, but also for his skills as a teacher and for his ability to orchestrate, that is his ability to ingeniously use the multitude of instrumental combinations within an orchestra. He literally wrote the book on orchestration which is still used to this day.