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Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov

Russian composer

Born: 26 March 1859
Died: 27 March 1922

Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov was a Russian composer of classical music, and a member of the circle that grew around the publisher Mitrofan Belyayev.
A student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Sokolov taught Dmitri Shostakovich and Yuri Shaporin at the Moscow Conservatory.
He was the posthumous dedicatee of Shostakovich's opus 3, an early set of variations for orchestra.

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