Sokolow, Nicholas



Russian composer and teacher. Was born in St. Petersburg and was a pupil there of Johansen and Rimsky-Korsakov at the Conservatory, later being teacher of harmony to the Imperial Chapel. He has written a number of compositions of great interest and value. They include an elegy and an intermezzo for orchestra; a pastorale and serenade for string quartet; serenade for string quintet; variations for piano; two choruses and over three hundred songs. Sokolow wrote the music for Tolstoi's Don Juan; an orchestral elegy and other chamber works which have won him the regard and admiration of musicians.