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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 186

Nikolai Sergeev choreographic and music scores for the ballet Swan Lake,

Choreographic and music scores of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan lake under the direction of Russian ballet dancer and notator Nikolai Sergeevich Sergeev.


  • 1905-1924 and undated.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 collection (5 volumes (.16 linear ft.))

Manuscripts of choreographic and music scores of Peter Illich Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan lake, including a printed piano reduction with notes in the hand of Sergeev, the full score of Acts I, II, and III in an unidentified hand, scenes from the prologue in an unidentified hand, a choreographic score possibly in the hand of Sergeev, a typescript of descriptions of scenes and actions, and a printed program of Swan lake from the Mariinsky Theatre, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Sergeev was a Russian ballet dancer, notator, and manager of the ballet troupe of the Mariinsky Theatre (1903-1918), after which he emigrated to the United States, taking with him the ballet archive.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-173. Purchased with the Kilgour Discretionary fund from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 22 Buckingham Gate, London S.W. 1; received: 1967 February.
Sergeev, Nikolai, 1876-1951. Nikolai Sergeev choreographic and music scores for the ballet Swan Lake, 1905-1924: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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