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Nikolai Obukhov

composer

Nikolai Obukhov, USSR Composer.

Background

Obukhov, Nikolai was born on April 22, 1892 in Moscow.

Education

Studied at the Petersburg Conservatory, 1911.

Career

Emigrated, 1919. Main composition: an oratorio, Kniga Zhizni, performed partly in 1926 in Paris. Conceived the idea for an electric instrument, the ‘croix sonore’. Often signed his compositions ‘Nicolas l’lllumine.’ After his death, the Obukhov Prize was set up for an innovative composer.