Nicolas Slonimsky

Music critic, Composer

1894 – 1995

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Who was Nicolas Slonimsky?

Nicolas Slonimsky, born Nikolai Leonidovich Slonimskiy, 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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Born
Apr 27, 1894
Saint Petersburg
Also known as
  • Nikolai Leonidovich Slonimsky
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Russia
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Saint Petersburg Conservatory
    Harmony (Music)
  • Orchestration
Lived in
  • Los Angeles
    (1964 - 1995/12/25)
Died
Dec 25, 1995
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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