Aram Khachaturian and Nina Makarowa in the Netherlands in 1971
Nina Vladimirovna Makarova (Russian: Нина Владимировна Макарова; 12 August [O.S. 30 July] 1908, Jurino, Nizhny Novgorod Governorate – 15 January 1976, Moscow) was the wife of composerAram Khachaturian and a composer in her own right who had great interest in Russian and Marifolksongs. She co-composed several pieces with her husband, including the Music to M. Aliger's Play "A Tale of Truth" (1947) and Music to Yu. Chepurin's Play "Spring Stream" (1953). She studied under Nikolai Myaskovsky, like her husband. She conducted her symphony in Moscow on 12 June 1947. Her son Karen became an art critic. Her nickname was "Gayane" (Гаянэ)
Music to the Play "A Tale of Truth" after M. Aliger – composed jointly with Aram Khachaturian. First Performance: 1947, Moscow, Central Theater of the Red Army. Producer: A. Okunchikov. Designer: N. Shifrin.
Music to the Film "The Change of Luck"
Music to the Film "In the Country of the Dolls"
Song cycle "In the Days of War"
"Courage", opera in one act (1948) – unfinished.
Music to the Play "Spring Stream" after Yu. Chepurin – composed jointly with Aram Khachaturian. First Performance: 18 November 1953, Moscow, Central Theater of the Soviet Army. Directors: A. Popov and A. Okunchikov. Designer: Yu. Pimenov.
"Zoja", opera (1963)
Fresco "Nefertiti's Procession" for harp – dedicated to Vera Dulova.