Yussupoff, Prince Nicolas
Russian composer and violinist; born at St. Petersburg. He studied under Vieuxtemps, who spent some time in Russia. His compositions include a concerto symphonique and a program symphony with violin solo, acterized by exquisite delicacy. He also attained considerable reputation for his writings on music, among which are Luthomonographie historique et raisonnee which is a monograph upon the construction of the violin; and Histoire de la musique en Russie; premiere partie; Musique sacree suivie d'un choix de raorceaux de chants d'eglise.