Just checked with Grove, which states that GRK was the nephew, not grandson, of NRK.mballan wrote:Georgy Mikhailovich Rimsky-Korsakov. Born 1901 St Petersburg: died 1965 same. Acoustician, teacher and composer. Grandson of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
(4) Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov
(b St Petersburg, 13/26 Dec 1901; d Leningrad [now St Petersburg], 10 Sept 1965). Composer and musicologist, nephew of (1) N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov. He studied under M.A. Steinberg, Sokolov, Lyapunov and Nikolayev at the Petrograd/Leningrad Conservatory until 1927. In the following year he took his kandidat degree at the Leningrad Institute of Theatre and Music, supervised by Finagin and Asaf'yev. He taught from 1927 at the Leningrad Conservatory, where he was Asaf'yev's assistant up to 1929; courses that he directed included acoustics, score reading and orchestration. During the period 1929–32 he also worked at the Lenfilm film studio as a sound engineer. In 1923 he founded a Petrograd society for quarter-tone music, and he made public appearances in concerts and lectures as the director of an ensemble for music of this type (1925–32). His compositions make use of a quarter-tone harmonium and the Emiriton, an electronic keyboard instrument constructed by A.A. Ivanov, A.V. Rimsky-Korsakov, V.L. Kreytser and V.P. Dzerzhkovich.
Orch: Sym., F, 1925
Vocal: Myatezh [Uproar] (cant, E. Verhaeren, trans. V. Bryusov), 1927; Rumyanoy zareyu [In the Glow of the Evening] (A. Pushkin), 2 solo vv, pf, 1935; 3 vityaza [3 heroes] (M. Lermontov), 3 solo vv, pf, 1936; Parus [Sail] (Lermontov), 2 solo vv, pf, 1938; Morskaya pekhota [Sea Infantry] (A. Barto), 1v, pf, 1941–5; other trios, duets and songs, c100 romances
Chamber: Qnt, cl, hn, str trio, 1925; 2 str qts, 1926, 1932; Octet, 2 Emiritons, 2 cl, bn, str trio, 1932; Pieces, vn, pf, 1934–55; Poem, vc, pf, 1951; pieces for vc, pf and Emiriton, pf; quarter-tone pieces for 2 pf, harp, harmonium, 2 hps, 1925–30
Pf: 24 preludes, 1922–55; 2 sonatas, 1924, 1932; 8 studies, 1932