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10 Facts About Nikolai Tcherepnin
Nikolai Tcherepnin was born in 1873 to a well-known and wealthy physician of the same name.
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Young Nikolai Tcherepnin's mother died when he was a baby, and when his father remarried, was replaced by an ambivalent stepmother.
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At his father's insistence, Nikolai Tcherepnin earned a law degree, though during this time he composed steadily.
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Two years later, Nikolai Tcherepnin conducted the ballet at the premiere performance of Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes.
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Nikolai Tcherepnin conducted for the entire first season and returned to conduct multiple times over the next five years.
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Nikolai Tcherepnin was the father of the composer and pianist Alexander Tcherepnin.
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