Makarova, Nina, Russian composer; b. Yurino, Aug. 12, 1908; d. Moscow, Jan. 15, 1976. She studied with Miaskovsky at the Moscow Cons., graduating in 1936. Her early works show a Romantic flair, not without some coloristic touches of French Impressionism. She wrote an opera, Zoya (1955), a Sym. (1938), which she conducted in Moscow on June 12, 1947, a number of violin pieces, a Sonatina and 6 etudes for piano, several song cycles, and The Saga of Lenin, cantata (1970). She was married to Aram Khachaturian.
I. Martinov, N. M. (Moscow, 1973).
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