List of works by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

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The following information is given for each work, where available:

  • Op. — opus numbers; works without opus numbers appear at the end of the list, in alphabetical order
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  • Key — the principal key of the work
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Opus Title (IMSLP) Title (Cyrillic) Forces Key Date Genre Notes
01 Symphony No.1 Симфония № 1 orch E minor 1861–65, rev. 1884 Orchestral originally in E minor
02 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1865–66 Vocal
02/1
    Lean Thy Cheek to Mine
    Щекою к щеке ты моей приложись
v pf 1865–66 Vocal  
02/2
    Eastern Song (The Nightingale Enslaved by the Rose)
    Восточный романс (Пленившись розой, соловей)
v pf 1865–66 Vocal piano part written by Mily Balakirev.
02/3
    Lullaby
    Колыбельная песня (Баю, баюшки, баю)
v pf 1865–66 Vocal re-used in ''The Boyarina Vera Sheloga''
02/4
    From My Tears
    Из слëз моих
v pf 1865–66 Vocal  
03 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1866 Vocal  
03/1
    The Pine and the Palm
    Ель и пальма
v pf 1866 Vocal also arr. for v orch
03/1
    The Pine and the Palm
    Ель и пальма
v orch 1888 Vocal arr. of the version for v pf
03/2
    Southern Night
    Южная ночь
v pf 1866 Vocal  
03/3
    The Golden Cloud Did Sleep
    Ночевала тучка золотая
v pf 1866 Vocal  
03/4
    On the Hills of Georgia
    На холмах Грузии
v pf 1866 Vocal  
04 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1866 Vocal  
04/1
    What is My Name to Thee?
    Что в имени тебе мойем?
v pf 1866 Vocal  
04/2
    The Messenger
    Гонец
v pf 1866 Vocal  
04/3
    In the Dark the Nightingale is Silent
    В тëмной роще замолк соловей
v pf 1866 Vocal also arr. for v orch
04/3
    In the Dark the Nightingale is Silent
    В тëмной роще замолк соловей
v orch 1891 Vocal arr. of the version for v pf
04/4
    Quietly Evening Falls
    Тихо вечер догорайет
v pf 1866 Vocal also arr. for v orch
04/4
    Quietly Evening Falls
    Тихо вечер догорайет
v orch 1891 Vocal arr. of the version for v pf
05 Sadko (Episode from the Legend of Sadko) Садко (Эпизод из былини о Садко) orch 1867, rev. 1869, 1891–92 Orchestral music re-used in the opera Sadko (1895–96)
06 Fantasia on Serbian Themes Фантазия на сербские темы orch 1867, rev. 1886–87 Orchestral earlier version also arr. for pf4h.
06 Fantasia on Serbian Themes Фантазия на сербские темы pf4h 1867 Keyboard arr. of the earlier version for orch
07 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1867 Vocal  
07/1
    My Voice for Thee is Sweet and Languid
    Мой голос для тебя и ласковый, и томный
v pf 1867 Vocal  
07/2
    Hebrew Song
    Еврейская песня
v pf 1867 Vocal  
07/3
    The Mermaid of Lake Sweitz
    Свитезянка
v pf 1867 Vocal re-used in the cantata The Mermaid of Lake Sweitz, Op.44.
07/4
    Thy Glance is Radiant as the Heavens
    Как небеса, твой взор блистайет
v pf 1867 Vocal  
08 Romances (6): Романcов (6): v pf 1868–70 Vocal  
08/1
    Where Thou Art, My Thought Flies to Thee
    Где ты, там мысль моя летайет
v pf 1868–70 Vocal  
08/2
    Night
    Ночь
v pf 1868–70 Vocal also arr. for v orch
08/2
    Night
    Ночь
v orch 1891 Vocal arr. of the version for v pf
08/3
    The Secret
    Тайна
v pf 1868–70 Vocal  
08/4
    Arise, Come Down
    Встань, сойди
v pf 1868–70 Vocal  
08/5
    In the Kingdom of Roses and Wine
    В царстве розы и вина
v pf 1868–70 Vocal  
08/6
    I Believe, I am Loved
    Я верю, я любим
v pf 1868–70 Vocal  
09 Symphony No.2 ("Antar") Симфония № 2 («Антар») orch 1868–75, rev. 1897, 1903 Orchestral Also described as a "symphonic suite"
10 Variations on the Theme B-A-C-H (6): Вариаций на тему B-A-C-H (6): pf 1878 Keyboard
10/1
    Valse
    Вальс
pf 1878 Keyboard  
10/2
    Intermezzo
    Интермеццо
pf 1878 Keyboard  
10/3
    Scherzo
    Скерцо
pf 1878 Keyboard  
10/4
    Nocturne
    Ноктюрн
pf 1878 Keyboard  
10/5
    Prelude
    Прелюдия
pf 1878 Keyboard  
10/6
    Fugue
    Фуга
pf 1878 Keyboard  
11 Morceaux (4): Пьесы (4): pf 1876–77 Keyboard
11/1
    Impromptu
    Экспромт
pf 1876–77 Keyboard  
11/2
    Novelette
    Новелетта
pf 1876–77 Keyboard  
11/3
    Scherzino
    Скерцино
pf 1876–77 Keyboard  
11/4
    Etude
    Этюд
pf 1876–77 Keyboard  
12 String Quartet Струнный квартет 2vn va vc F major 1875 Chamber
13 Choruses (2): Хора (2): fch 1874 Choral
13/1
    Clouds in the Sky
    Тучки небесныйе
fch 1874 Choral  
13/2
    The Golden Cloud Did Sleep
    Ночевала тучка золотая
fch 1874 Choral  
14 Variations and Fughetta (on the theme of the folksong "I am Tired of the Nights") Вариации и фугетта (на тему песни «Надоели ночи» fch (+ harm/pf) 1875 Choral
15 Morceaux (3): Пьесы (3): pf 1875–76 Keyboard
15/1 Valse Вальс pf 1875–76 Keyboard  
15/2 Romance Романс pf 1875–76 Keyboard  
15/3 Fugue Фуга pf 1875–76 Keyboard  
16 Choruses (6): Хоров (6): ch 1876 Choral
16/1
    In the Wild North
    На севере диком
ch 1876 Choral  
16/2
    Bacchic Song
    Вакхическая песнь
ch 1876 Choral  
16/3
    Old Song (From the Dense Northern Forests)
    Старая песн (Из лесов дремучих северных)
ch 1876 Choral  
16/4
    The Moon Floats Quietly and Peacefully
    Месяц плывëт и тих и спокойен
ch 1876 Choral  
16/5
    The Last Cloud of the Scattered Storm
    Последняя туча рассеянной бури
ch 1876 Choral  
16/6
    Prayer (Rule My Days)
    Молитва (Владыка дней моих)
ch 1876 Choral  
17 Fugues (6) Фуг (6) pf 1875 Keyboard
18 Choruses (2): Хора (2): ch 1876 Choral also published as Op.22
18/1
    Before the Cross (Fugue in the Mixolydian Mode)
    Пред распятьйем (Фуга в миксолидийском ладе)
ch 1876 Choral  
18/2
    The Tatar Captivity (Variations on a Russian Theme in the Mixolydian mode)
    Татарский полон (Вариации на русскую тему в миксолидийском ладе)
ch 1876 Choral  
19 Russian Folksongs (15): Русских народных песен (15): ch 1879 Choral  
19/01
    From the Forest, the Dark Forest
    Из-за лесу, лесу тëмного
ch 1879 Choral  
19/02
    As at Evening
    Как при вечере
ch 1879 Choral  
19/03
    The Leaves are Thick on the Birch Tree
    А и густо на берëзе листья
ch 1879 Choral  
19/04
    The Green Pear Tree in the Garden
    Зелëна груша во саду
ch 1879 Choral  
19/05
    As Across the River
    Как за речою
ch 1879 Choral  
19/06
    In the Meadows
    Во лузках
ch 1879 Choral  
19/07
    When My Auburn Locks Were Curly
    Что вились-то мои русы кудри
ch 1879 Choral  
19/08
    Blow, Storms, Blow
    Подуй, подуй непогодушка
ch 1879 Choral  
19/09
    Oh, My Good Fortune
    Ах, талан-ли мой
ch 1879 Choral  
19/10
    Rise, Red Sun
    Ты взойди солнце краснойе
ch 1879 Choral also arr. for mch
19/10
    Rise, Red Sun
    Ты взойди солнце краснойе
mch 1879? Choral arr.of the version for ch
19/11
    Rise, O Sun, Not Low but High
    Взойди ты солнце, ни низко, высоко
ch 1879 Choral  
19/12
    In the Field There is a Lime-Tree
    Ай, во поле липенька
ch 1879 Choral  
19/13
    Plait the Wattle Fencing
    Заплетися плетень
ch 1879 Choral  
19/14
    Just See, Good People
    Посмотрите-ка добрыйе люди
ch 1879 Choral  
19/15
    Carrying Bindweed I Walk
    Со вьюном я хожу
ch 1879 Choral  
20 Poem About Aleksey, Man of God Стих об Алеxейе Божьйем человеке ch orch 1878 Choral
21 Glory Слава ch orch 1879–80 Choral
22 Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (8 numbers): Литургия Св. Иоанна Златоуства (8 номеров): ch 1883 Choral
22/1
    Cherubim's Song
    Херувимская
ch 1883 Choral  
22/2
    Cherubim's Song
    Херувимская
ch 1883 Choral  
22/3
    I Believe
    Верую
ch 1883 Choral  
22/4
    Mercy of Peace
    Милость мира
ch 1883 Choral  
22/5
    We Sing to Thee
    Тебе поëм
ch 1883 Choral  
22/6
    It is Truly Fitting
    Достойно есть
ch 1883 Choral  
22/7
    Our Father
    Отче наш
ch 1883 Choral  
22/8
    Praise the Lord from the Heavens (Sunday Communion hymn)
    Хвалите Господа с небес (Воскресный причастный стих)
ch 1883 Choral  
22b Collected Sacred Musical Arrangements (23) Собрание духовно-музыкальных переложений (23) ch 1883 Choral No.12 for 2ch
23 Choruses (4): Хора (4): mch (+ pf) 1876 Choral
23/1
    The Peasant Feast
    Крестьянская пирушка
mch (+ pf) 1876 Choral  
23/2
    Raven Flies to Raven
    Ворон к ворону летит
mch (+ pf) 1876 Choral  
23/3
    Enslaved by the Rose the Nightingale
    Пленившись розой соловей
mch (+ pf) 1876 Choral  
23/4
    Pass the Goblets
    Дайте бокалы
mch (+ pf) 1876 Choral  
24 Collection of 100 Russian Folksongs Сборник 100 русских народных песен v pf 1875–76 Vocal
25 Romances (2): Романcа (2): v pf 1870–76 Vocal
25/1
    To My Song
    К мойей песне
v pf 1870–76 Vocal  
25/2
    When I Gaze into Your Eyes
    Когда гляжу тебе в глаза
v pf 1870–76 Vocal  
26 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1882 Vocal
26/1
    In Moment to Delight Devoted
    В порыве нежности сердечной
v pf 1882 Vocal  
26/2
    Evocation
    Заклинанийе
v pf 1882 Vocal  
26/3
    For the Shores of Thy Distant Homeland
    Для берегов отчизны дальной
v pf 1882 Vocal  
26/4
    Zuleika’s Song
    Песня Зюлейки
v pf 1882 Vocal  
27 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1883 Vocal
27/1
    Softly the Spirit Flew up to Heaven
    Горними тихо летела душа небесами
v pf 1883 Vocal  
27/2
    The Echo
    Эхо
v pf 1883 Vocal  
27/3
    Thou and You
    Ты и вы
v pf 1883 Vocal  
27/4
    Forgive (Remember not These Tearful Days)
    Прости (Не помни дней наденья)
v pf 1883 Vocal  
28 Overture on Russian Themes Увертюра на русские тему orch D major 1866, rev. 1879–80 Orchestral later version also arr. for pf4h
28 Overture on Russian Themes Увертюра на русские тему pf4h D major 1880 Keyboard arr. from the version for orch
29 Fairy Tale (Baba Yaga) Сказка (Баба-Яга) orch 1879–80 Orchestral also arr. for pf4h
29 Fairy Tale (Baba Yaga) Сказка (Баба-Яга) pf4h 1880 Keyboard arr. from the version for orch
30 Piano Concerto Концерт для фортепиано с оркестром pf orch C minor 1882–83 Orchestral also arr. for 2pf
30 Piano Concerto Концерт для фортепиано с оркестром 2pf C minor 1883 Keyboard arr. from the version for pf orcj
31 Sinfonietta on Russian Themes Симфониетта на русские темы orch A minor 1879–84 Orchestral adapted from the first 3 movts. of the String Quartet (1878–79).
32 Symphony No.3 Симфония № 3 orch C major 1866–73, rev. 1886 Orchestral
33 Concert Fantasia on Russian Themes Концертная фантазия на русские темы vn orch B minor 1886–87 Orchestral also arr. for vn pf
33 Concert Fantasia on Russian Themes Концертная фантазия на русские темы vn pf B minor 1886–87 Chamber arr. from the version for vn orch
34 Spanish Capriccio (Capriccio on Spanish Themes, Capriccio espagnol) Испанское каприччио (Каприччио на испанские темы) orch A major 1887 Orchestral also arr. for pf4h
34 Spanish Capriccio (Capriccio on Spanish Themes, Capriccio espagnol) Испанское каприччио (Каприччио на испанские темы) pf4h A major 1887 Keyboard arr. from the version for orch
35 Scheherazade Шехеразада orch 1888 Orchestral symphonic suite; also arr. for pf4h
35 Scheherazade Шехеразада pf4h 1888 Keyboard arr. from the version for orch
36 Russian Easter Festival Светлый праздник (Воскресная увертюра) orch 1888 Orchestral
37 Serenade Серенада vc pf 1893 Chamber also arr. for vc orch
37 Serenade Серенада vc orch 1903 Orchestral arr. from the version for vc pf
38 Pieces (2): Пьесы (2) pf 1894 Keyboard contrbutions to a collaborative album for Vasily Bessel
38/1 Prelude-Impromptu Прелюдия-экспромт pf 1894 Keyboard  
38/2 Mazurka Мазурка pf 1894 Keyboard  
39 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1897 Vocal
39/1
    Oh, if Thou Ccouldst for One Moment
    О, йесли б ты могла
v pf 1897 Vocal  
39/2
    The West Dies out in the Distant Pallid Rose
    Запад гаснет в дали бледно-розовой
v pf 1897 Vocal  
39/3
    Silence Descends on the Golden Cornfields
    На нивы желтыйе нисходит тишина
v pf 1897 Vocal  
39/4
    Sleep, my Poor Friend
    Усни, печальный друг
v pf 1897 Vocal  
40 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1897 Vocal
40/1
    When the Golden Cornfield Waves
    Когда волнуйеця желтеющая нива
v pf 1897 Vocal  
40/2
    Across the Midnight Sky
    По небу полуночи
v pf 1897 Vocal  
40/3
    Of What I Dream in the Quiet Night
    О чëм в тиши ночей
v pf 1897 Vocal  
40/4
    I Waited for Thee in the Grotto at the Appointed Hour
    Я в гроте ждал тебя в урочный час
v pf 1897 Vocal  
41 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1897 Vocal
41/1
    Sun of the Sleepless
    Неспящих солнце
v pf 1897 Vocal  
41/2
    I am Unhappy
    Мне грустно
v pf 1897 Vocal  
41/3
    I Love Thee, Moon (Melody from the Banks of the Ganges)
    Люблю тебя, месяц (Мелодия с берегов Ганга)
v pf 1897 Vocal  
41/4
    Look in Thy Garden
    Посмотри в свой вертоград
v pf 1897 Vocal  
42 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1897 Vocal
42/1
    A Whisper, a Gentle Breath
    Шëпот, робкойе дыханьйе
v pf 1897 Vocal  
42/2
    I Have Come to Greet Thee
    Я пришëл к тебе с приветом
v pf 1897 Vocal  
42/3
    The Clouds Begin to Scatter (Elegy)
    Редейет облаков летучая гряда (Элегия)
v pf 1897 Vocal  
42/4
    My Spoiled Darling
    Моя баловница
v pf 1897 Vocal  
43 In Spring: Весной: v pf 1897 Vocal
43/1
    The Lark Sings Louder
    Звонче жаворонка пеньйе
v pf 1897 Vocal  
43/2
    Not the Wind, Blowing from the Heights
    Не ветер, вея с высоты
v pf 1897 Vocal  
43/3
    Cool and Fragrant is Thy Garland
    Свеж и душист твой роскошный венок
v pf 1897 Vocal  
43/4
    It was in the Early Spring
    То было раннею весной
v pf 1897 Vocal  
44 The Mermaid of Lake Switez Свитезянка sop ten ch orch 1897 Choral
45 To the Poet: Поэту: v pf 1897–99 Vocal
45/1
    The Echo
    Эхо
v pf 1897–99 Vocal  
45/2
    Art
    Искусство
v pf 1897–99 Vocal  
45/3
    The Octave
    Октава
v pf 1897–99 Vocal  
45/4
    Doubt
    Сомненийе
v pf 1897–99 Vocal  
45/5
    The Poet
    Поэт
v pf 1897–99 Vocal  
46 By the Sea: У моря: v pf 1897 Vocal
46/1
    The Wave Breaks into Spray
    Дробиця, и плещет, и брызжет волна
v pf 1897 Vocal  
46/2
    Not a Sound from the Sea
    Не пениця море
v pf 1897 Vocal  
46/3
    The Sea is Tossing
    Колишеця море
v pf 1897 Vocal  
46/4
    Do Not Believe Me, Friend
    Не верь мне, друг
v pf 1897 Vocal  
46/5
    The Waves Rrise up Like Mountains
    Вздымаюця волны
v pf 1897 Vocal  
47 Duets (2): Дуэта (2): (mez bar)/(sop ten) pf 1897 Vocal  
47/1
    Pan
    Пан
(mez bar)/(sop ten) pf 1897 Vocal also arr. for 2vv orch
47/1
    Pan
    Пан
2vv orch 1905 Vocal arr. from the version for 2vv pf
47/2
    The Song of Songs
    Песня песен
(mez bar)/(sop ten) pf 1897 Vocal also arr. for 2vv orch
47/2
    The Song of Songs
    Песня песен
2vv orch 1905 Vocal arr. from the version for 2vv pf
48 Mozart and Salieri Моцарт и Салиери vv ch orch 1897 Stage opera in 1 act
49/ Romances (2): Романcа (2): bass pf 1882, rev. 1897 Vocal  
49/1
    The Upas Tree
    Анчар
bass pf 1882, rev. 1897 Vocal also arr. for v orch
49/1
    The Upas Tree
    Анчар
v orch 1906 Vocal arr. of the version for bass pf
49/2
    The Prophet
    Пророк
bass pf 1882, rev. 1897 Vocal also arr. for v orch (+ mch)
49/2
    The Prophet
    Пророк
v orch (+ mch) 1899 Vocal arr. of the version for bass pf
50 Romances (4): Романcа (4): v pf 1897–98 Vocal
50/1
    The Maiden and the Sun
    Дева и солнце
v pf 1897–98 Vocal  
50/2
    The Singer
    Певец
v pf 1897–98 Vocal  
50/3
    Quiet is the Blue Sea
    Тихо море голубойе
v pf 1897–98 Vocal  
50/4
    I am Still Filled, Dear Friend
    Ещë я полн, о друг мой милый
v pf 1897–98 Vocal  
51 Romances (4): Романcа (5): v pf 1897 Vocal
51/1
    Slowly Drag my Days
    Медлительно влекуця дни мои
v pf 1897 Vocal  
51/2
    Do Not Sing to Me, O Lovely One
    Не пой, красавица, при мне
v pf 1897 Vocal  
51/3
    A Pressed Flower
    Цветок засохший
v pf 1897 Vocal  
51/4
    The Beauty
    Красавица
v pf 1897 Vocal  
51/5
    The Rainy Day Has Waned
    Ненастный день потух
v pf 1897 Vocal  
52 Duets (2): Дуэта (2); 2vv pf 1897–98 Vocal  
52/1
    The Mountain Spring
    Горный ключ
2vv pf 1897–98 Vocal also arr. for 3vv orch as Op.52b
52/2
    Angel and Demon
    Ангел и демон
2vv pf 1897–98 Vocal  
52b The Mountain Spring Горный ключ sop mez alt orch 1905 Vocal arr.of Op.52/1
53 Dragonflies Стрекозы 2sop mez orch (+ fch) 1897 Vocal
54 The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga Бояарына Вера Шелога vv ch orch 1898 Stage opera in 1 act; written as the prologue to the 2nd version of The Maid of Pskov.
55 Romances (4): Романcа (4): ten pf 1897–98 Vocal
55/1
    Awakening
    Пробужденьйе
ten pf 1897–98 Vocal  
55/2
    To a Grecian Girl
    Гречанке
ten pf 1897–98 Vocal  
55/3
    The Dream
    Сновиденийе
ten pf 1897–98 Vocal  
55/4
    I Died from Happiness
    Я умер от счастья
ten pf 1897–98 Vocal  
56 Romances (2): Романcа (2): sop pf 1898 Vocal  
56/1 The Nymph Нимфа sop pf 1898 Vocal also arr. for v orch
56/1 The Nymph Нимфа v orch 1905 Vocal arr. of the version for sop pf
56/2 Summer Night’s Dream Сон в летнюю ночь sop pf 1898 Vocal also arr. for v orch
56/2 Summer Night’s Dream Сон в летнюю ночь sop pf 1906 Vocal arr. of the version for sop pf
57 The Tale of Tsar Saltan Сказке о царе Салтане orch 1901 Orchestral concert suite from the opera
58 The Song of Oleg the Wise Песнь о вещем Олеге ten bass mch orch 1899 Choral
59 Pan Voyevoda Пан воевода orch 1903–04 Orchestral concert suite from the opera.
60 A Page from Homer Из Гомера sop mez alt fch orch 1901 Choral
61 At the Grave (Prelude in Memory of M. P. Belyayev) Над могилой (Прелюдия памяти М. П. Беляева) orch 1904 Orchestral also arr. for pf4h
61 At the Grave (Prelude in Memory of M. P. Belyayev) Над могилой (Прелюдия памяти М. П. Беляева) pf4h 1904 Keyboard arr. of the verson for orch
62 Chanson russe (Dubinushka) Русская песня (Дубинюшка) orch (+ ch) 1905, rev. 1906 Orchestral later version also arr. for pf4h.
62 Chanson russe (Dubinushka) Русская песня (Дубинюшка) pf4h 1906 Keyboard arr. of the later version for orch
63 Neapolitan Song Неаполитанская песенка orch 1907 Orchestral arr. of Funiculì, Funiculà; also arr. for pf4h.
63 Neapolitan Song Неаполитанская песенка pf4h 1907 Keyboard arr. of the verson for orch
Allegretto Allegretto pf C major 1895 Keyboard
Allegro Allegro pf D minor 1859–60 Keyboard lost
Allegro Allegro 2vn va vc B major 1899 Chamber for the collaborative work ''Les vendredis'', Book 2, No.1
At the Monastery В монастыре 2vn va vc B major 1878–79 Chamber originally intended as the last movement of the String Quartet (1878–79); also arr. for pf4h as ''In Church''
Canzonetta and Tarantella Канцонетта и Тарантелла 2cl 1883–94? Chamber
Choruses (2): #Little Turnip #Little Tom-Cat Хора (2): cch 1884 Choral unfinished
    Little Turnip
    Репка
cch 1884 Choral unfinished
    Little Tom-Cat
    Котик
cch 1884 Choral unfinished
Christmas Eve [opera] Ночь перед рождеством [олера] vv ch orch 1894–95 Stage opera in 4 acts; see also the concert suite.
Christmas Eve [suite] Ночь перед рождеством [сюита] orch (+ ch) 1903 Orchestral concert suite from the opera
Clarinet Concerto (Concertstück) Концерт для кларнета (Концертштюк) cl ww br perc E major 1878 Orchestral
Come To Me, Signora Выходи ко мне, сигнора v pf 1861 Vocal
Duets (2) Дуэта (2) 4hn F major 1888? Chamber
Fugal Intermezzo pf4h 1897 Keyboard intended for the opera Mozart and Saliei, Op.48.
Fughettas on Russian Themes (3) Фугетты на русские темы (3) pf 1875 Keyboard in 4 parts (Nos.1 and 2) and 3 parts (No.3).
Fugue Фуга pf C major 1875 Keyboard in 4 parts; also arr. for pf4h
Fugue Фуга pf C major 1875 Keyboard arr. of the version for pf
Fugues (3) Фуг (3) pf 1875 Keyboard in 4 parts (Nos.2 and 3 are double fugues); No.3 based on the theme B-A-C-H.
Fugues (6) Фуг (6) pf 1875 Keyboard in 3 parts
Funeral March Похоронный марш pf D minor 1860? Keyboard lost
Greeting (Zdravitsa) Здравица orch 1906 Orchestral for Aleksandr Glazunov's jubilee
Heaven and Earth Земля и небо vv ch orch 1905 Stage unfinished opera
In Church В церкви pf4h 1879 Keyboard arr. of ''At the Monastery''
In the Blood Burns the Fire of Desire В крови горит огонь желанья v pf 1865 Vocal words by Aleksandr Pushkin; lost.
Jour de fête ("Name-Day Quartet") Имянины 2vn va vc D major 1888 Chamber finale to the collaborative work with Aleksandr Glazunov and Anatoly Lyadov
Kashchey the Immortal Кащей бессмертный vv ch orch 1901–02, rev. 1906 Stage autumnal parable in 4 acts.
Little-Russian Fantasia Малороссийская фантазия orch 1887 Orchestral unfinished; incomplete sketches only
Little Song (n the Dorian mode) Песенка (в дориыском ладе) pf 1901 Keyboard
May Night Майская ночь vv ch orch 1878–79 Stage comic opera in 3 acts
Mazurka on Polish Themes (Souvenir de tris chants polonais) Мазурка на полские народные темы vn orch 1888 Orchestral also arr. for vn pf
Mazurka on Polish Themes (Souvenir de tris chants polonais) Мазурка на полские народные темы vn pf 1893 Chamber arr. of the version for vn orch
Mlada Млада vv ch orch 1872 Stage contributions to a collaborative opera-ballet in 4 acts, written with César Cui, Ludwig Minkus, Modest Mussorgsky and Aleksandr Borodin; unfinished, but Rimsky-Korsakov's music was re-used in his own version of the work
Mlada Млада vv ch orch 1889–90 Stage magical opera-ballet in 4 acts; see also the concert suite.
Mlada Млада orch (+ ch) 1894 Orchestral concert suite from the opera-ballet.
My Musical Life Летопись моей музыкальной жизни 1909 Writings
Night on Mount Triglav Ночь на горе Триглаве orch 1899–1901 Orchestral adapted from Act III of the opera Mlada.
Nocturne Ноктюрн pf B minor 1860? Keyboard lost
Nocturne Ноктюрн 4hn F major 1888 Chamber
Overture Увертюра pf 1855? Keyboard unfinished; lost.
Pan Voyevoda Пан Воевода vv ch orch 1902–03 Stage
Paraphrases ("Chopsticks") Парафраз на неизменную тему pf 1878 Keyboard contributions to the collaborative work by Aleksandr Borodin, César Cui, Anatoly Lyadov, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Shcherbachyov and Franz Liszt
Piano Trio Фортепианное трио vn vc pf C minor 1897 Chamber unfinished; completion by Maksimilian Steinberg (1939).
Practical Manual of Harmony Практический учебник гармонии 1885 Writings
Prelude Прелюдия pf G major 1896 Keyboard
Principles of Orchestration Основы оркестровки 1873 Writings unfnished; completed posthumously by Maksimilian Steinberg (1883–1946)
Quadrille (Joke) Кадриль (Шутка) pf 1885 Keyboard contribution to a collaborative work with Nikolay Artsybushev, Jāzeps Vītols, Anatoly Lyadov,Nikolay Sokolov andAleksandr Glazunov.
Quintet Квинтет fl cl bn hn pf B major 1876 Chamber
Russian Folksongs (40) Народных песен (40 v pf 1875–82 Vocal collaborative work with Terty Fillipov (1826–1899)
Sadko Садко vv ch orch 1895–96 Stage opera-bylina in 7 scene; the text of this work is subject to the copyright period for the librettist Vladimir Belsky (1866–1946); includes music from the musical tableau Sadko, Op.5
Scherzo Скерцо pf4h C minor 1860? Keyboard lost.
Servila Сервилия vv ch orch 1900–01 Stage opera in 5 acts
Stenka Razin Стенька Разин vv ch orch 1905 Stage unfinished opera; the text of this work is subject to the copyright period for the librettist Vladimir Belsky (1866–1946).
String Quartet Струнный квартет 2vn va vc G major 1897 Chamber
String Quartet (on Russian Themes): #In the Field #At the Wedding-Eve Party #At the Khorovod #At the Monastery Струнный квартет (на русские темы): #В поле #На девичнике #В хороводе #В монастыре 2vn va vc 1878–79 Chamber Nos.1 to 3 re-used in Sinfonietta on Russian Themes, Op.31;No.4 published separately as At the Monastery, and arr. for pf4h as ''In Church'
String Quartet ("B la F") Струнный квартет ("B la F") 2vn va vc B major 1886 Chamber Allegro (1st movement) for collaborative quartet with Anatoly Lyadov, Aleksandr Borodin and Aleksandr Glazunov; also arr. for pf4h
String Quartet ("B la F") Струнный квартет ("B la F") pf4h B major 1886 Keyboard arr. from the version for 2vn va vc
String Sextet Струнный секстет 2vn 2va 2vc A major 1876 Chamber
Symphony Симфония orch B minor 1866–69 Orchestral unfinished; some music re-used in The Snow Maiden.
Symphony No.4 Симфония № 4 orch D minor 1884 Orchestral unfinished; sketches for scherzo only
The Barber of Baghdad Багдадский бородобрей vv ch orch 1895 Stage opera in 1 act; unfinished
The Butterfly Бабочка 2vv pf 1855 Vocal
The Golden Cockerel Золотой петушок vv ch orch 1906–07 Stage opera in 3 acts with prologue and epilogue; the text of this work is subject to the copyright period for the librettist Vladimir Belsky (1866–1946); Introduction and wedding march also arr. for separate concert performance (1907)
The Golden Cockerel Золотой петушок orch 1907 Orchestral concert suite from the opera, arr. after the composer's death by Aleksandr Glazunov and Maksimilian Steinberg
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya Сказание о невидимом граде Китеже и деве Февронии vv ch orch 1903–04 Stage opera in 4 acts. The text of this work is subject to the copyright period for the librettist Vladimir Belsky (1866–1946).
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya Сказание о невидимом граде Китеже и деве Февронии orch 1907 Orchestral concert suite from the opera.
The Maid of Pskov Псковитянка vv ch orch 1868–72, rev. 1876–77, 1891–92, 1898–1901 Stage opera in 3 acts; additional prologue to 2nd and 4th versions staged separately as The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga, Op.54.
The Maid of Pskov Псковитянка orch 1877, rev. 1881–82 Stage incidental music to the play
The Snow Maiden Снегурочка vv ch orch 1880–81, rev. 1895 Stage opera in 4 acts with prologue; see also the concert suite from the opera
The Snow Maiden Снегурочка orch 1895 Orchestral concert suite from the later version of the opera
The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish Сказка о рыбаке и о рыбке orch 1907 Orchestral Unfinishedu
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Swan Princess) Сказка о царе Салтане (Сказка о царе Салтане, о сыне его славном и могучем богатыре князе Гвидоне Салтановиче и о прекрасной царевне Лебеди) vv ch orch 1899–1900 Stage opera in 4 acts with prologue; the text of this work is subject to the copyright period for the librettist Vladimir Belsky (1866–1946).
The Tsar's Bride Царская невеста vv ch orch 1898 Stage opera in 4 acts
Tronbone Concerto Концерт для тромбона tbn ww br perc B major 1877 Orchestral
Variations on a Chorale (4) Вариации на хорал (4) 2vn va vc G minor 1885 Chamber
Variations on a Russian Theme Вариации на русские тему pf 1859–60 Keyboard lost.
Variations on a Russian Theme Вариации на русские тему 2vn va vc G major 1898 Chamber Variation No.4 only for the collaborative work with Nikolay Artsybushev, Aleksandr Scriabin, Aleksandr Glazunov,Anatoly Lyadov, Jāzeps Vītols, Felix Blumenfeld, Victor Ewald, Aleksandr Winkler, and Nikolay Sokolov
Variations on a Russian Theme Вариации на русские тему pf A major 1899 Keyboard Variation No.1 only for the collaborative work with Aleksandr Winkler, Felix Blumenfeld, Nikolay Sokolov, Jāzeps Vītols, Anatoly Lyadov and Aleksandr Glazunov
Variations on a Theme by Glinka Вариации на тему Глинки ob ww br perc G minor 1878 Orchestral
Variations on a Theme by Mischa Вариации на тему Миши pf3h 1878–79? Keyboard based on a theme by the composer's son Mikhail Rimsky-Korsakov.
We Praise Thee, O God Тебе Бога хвалим ch 1883 Choral
You Will Soon Forget Me Ты скоро меня позабудешь v pf 1866 Vocal lost

Versions of Works by Others

This section lists works by other composers that were arranged, transcribed, edited, translated or otherwise adapted by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. The name of the original composer and title of the original works are shown first, followed by details of Rimsky-Korsakov's adaptation.

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  • Egmont, Op.84, incidental music for soprano and orchestra (1809–10)
Overture arranged for military band

Borodin, Aleksandr

  • Mlada, Act IV of the collaborative opera-ballet (1872)
Extracts edited and orchestrated for concert performance (1890)
  • Prince Igor, opera in 4 acts with prologue (1869-87) [unfinished]
Final chorus orchestrated (1879)
Prologue and Act I Scene 1 revised (1885)
Whole opera completed and orchestrated with Aleksandr Glazunov (1887–88)
Nocturne arranged for violin and orchestra (1887)
Revised and edited with Aleksandr Glazunov
Revised and edited with Aleksandr Glazunov
  • The Sea, song for voice and piano (1869–70); revised for voice and orchestra (1884) [unfinished]
Completed and orchestrated (1906)

Cui, César

First scene orchestrated (1868)
Introduction to Act I and Entr’acte to Act III re-orchestrated (1884)

Dargomyzhsky, Aleksandr

  • Rogdana, magical opera (1860–67) [unfinished]
Chorus of Maidens orchestrated (1873)
Orchestration of César Cui's completion of the opera (1869–70; rev. 1899, 1902)
Composition of overture to the opera

Denza, Luigi

Arranged for orchestra as Neapolitan Song, Op.63 (1907)

Glinka, Mikhail

Revised and edited with Mily Balakirev and Anatoly Lyadov (1881)
Revised and edited with Aleksandr Glazunov (1907)
Revised and edited with Aleksandr Glazunov (1901)
Revised and edited with Aleksandr Glazunov (1902)
Revised and edited with Aleksandr Glazunov (1902)
Music for stage band re-orchestrated (1876)
Revised and edited with Mily Balakirev and Anatoly Lyadov (1878)
Revised and edited with Aleksandr Glazunov (1901)
Revised and edited with Aleksandr Glazunov (1901)
  • What a Young Beauty (Что, красотка молодая), song for voice and piano
Theme used in Variations on a Theme by Glinka, for oboe and military band (1878)

Handel, George Frideric

  • Samson, HWV 57, opera in 3 acts (1741)
Seven numbers orchestrated, in collaboration with other students of the St. Petersburg Conservatory (1875–76)

Mendelssohn, Felix

Nocturne (No.5) and Wedding March (No.9) arranged for military band.

Meyer, Leopold de

Arranged for military band (after the orchestral arrangement by Hector Berlioz)

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Coronation March (Act IV), arranged for military band
Conspiracy Scene, arranged for military band
Isabella's Aria, arranged for clarinet and military band

Mussorgsky, Modest

Coronaton Scene re-orchestrated (1892)
Entire opera revised and re-orchestrated (1892–96, revised 1906–07)
Arranged for voice and orchestra (1906)
Arranged for voice and orchestra (1906)
  • Hopak, song for voice and piano (1866)
Arranged for voice and orchestra (1906)
Persian Dances edited and orchestrated (1879)
Entire opera completed, edited and orchestrated (1881–83)
Edited and re-orchestrated (1886)
  • The Destruction of Sennacherib, cantata (1866–67, rev.1874)
Orchestration of trio (1874)
Editing and re-orchestration of entire cantata (1894)
Edited and partly orchestrated (1906)
With Nurse (No.1) revised and edited (1908)

Schubert, Franz

Arranged for orchestra (1868)

Schumann, Robert

Extracts arranged for orchestra

Wagner, Richard

Prelude arranged for military band
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