The granddaughter of the late 19th Century and early 20th century Russian composer Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov has given music lovers a wonderful gift with her compilation of letters from her grandfather to the family and his friends.
I found this volume to be a wonderful first person account of music and life from this legendary Russian composer. It provides a glimpse into the world of not just the Russian but also European world of music.
Students of Rimsky-Korsakov will find wonderful material to ponder and discuss and those interested in that period of Russian history will also have helpful glimpses of what it was like for one of Russian’s great composers to live in the period of the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s.
(Published by Amadeus Press, 2014)
I rate this book a “great” read.
Note: I received a galley copy of this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.