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Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Vincent Giroud


Born in Russia in 1903, Nicolas Nabokov, like his first cousin Vladimir, came from a distinguished Russian family which went into exile in 1919. After studying in Germany, he came to prominence as a composer with the Ballets Russes in Paris. Settling in the United States in 1933, he befriended many figures of the American and emigre intellectual and artistic avant-garde, such as Balanchine, Elliott Carter, Cartier-Bresson, Copland, and Stravinsky, to whom he was closely associated from the late 1940s onwards. In 1945 he returned to Europe, taking part in the denazification of Germany. During t ... More

Keywords: Nabokov, Nicolas, Nabokov family, Russia, Emigration and Immigration, Ballets Russes, Igor Stravinsky, Congress for Cultural Freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199399895
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincent Giroud, author
The University of Franche-Comti, New York, NY USA