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Nikolai Dmitrievich Nabokov

composer

Nikolai Nabokov, USSR Composer.

Background

Nabokov, Nikolai was born on April 17, 1903 in Liubcha near Grodno.

Education

Studied in Moscow, then in Berlin.

Career

Cousin of Vladimir Nabokov. Lived in Paris until 1933. Moved to the USA. General secretary of the Congress for the Freedom of Culture, 1952-1963.

Artistic director of the Berlin Festival, 1963-1968. Wrote music for several ballets (Oda, 1934, choreography, L. Miasin. Poslednii Tsvetok, 1958, choreography, T. Gzovskii.

Don Quichotte, choreography, George Balanchine).