The Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov
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Winter music: the best pieces inspired by the coldest season
24. The Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov composed his version of the Russian folktale ‘Snegurochka’ in 1880. The opera tells the story of a snow maiden whose parents, Spring Beauty and Grandfather Frost, agree to let her live with the people of the nearby village - with disastrous consequences for the mythical girl.