OLD FRIENDS AND NEW MUSIC by Nicolas Nabokov

OLD FRIENDS AND NEW MUSIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pleasant, New Yorker-ish sketches of the Russian-American composer's life in and with music. There are scenes of his early childhood and boyhood laid in the baroque, decadent last days of Czarism. There are Christmas carollers in a Russian country village, lessons and concerts in St. Petersburg- Paris during the '20's when Diaghilev and the Ballet Ruase reigned--a performance of Nabokov's Ode by the ballet company in Monte Carlo--a visit to Stravinsky in his Hollywood bungalow, and another to Koussevitzky at Tanglewood. For the music lover as well as the admirer of Vladimir Nabokov's Conclusive Evidence.

Pub Date: Jan. 24th, 1950
Publisher: Little, Brown-A.M.P.