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Nicolas Slonimsky

Russian composer

1894   -   1995

genre: Western classical music
country of citizenship: Russian Empire, United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English, Russian
educated at: Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Eastman School of Music, Saint Petersburg Conservatory, Saint Petersburg State University
occupation: conductor, composer, musicologist, pianist, music critic, lexicographer, lecturer
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship

Nicolas Slonimsky (April 27 [O.S. April 15] 1894 – December 25, 1995), born Nikolai Leonidovich Slonimskiy (Russian: Никола́й Леони́дович Сло́нимский), was a Russian-born American conductor, author, pianist, composer and lexicographer. Best known for his writing and musical reference work, he wrote the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns and the Lexicon of Musical Invective, and edited Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.
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