Nikolay Sokolov

Russian composer and teacher (b. 14/26 March 1859 in Saint Petersburg; d. 27 March 1922 in Petrograd), born Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov (Николай Александрович Соколов).

After studying at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov was one of his tutors, Sokolov became a teacher at the Imperial Court Chapel in 1886. Ten years later he was appointed to the staff of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he became a professor in 1908, and later taught Dmitry Shostakovich.

He also wrote four textbooks on harmony and counterpoint, and compiled a series of piano transcriptions of orchestral works by Russian composers, which included Tchaikovsky's The Storm and Fatum (1896).

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