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Old May 14th, 2019 #69
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Andrey Petrov - Suite "Street melodies in tuxedos", symphonic transcriptions of movie melodies (2002)



"Andrey Petrov (1930-2006) was a Soviet and Russian composer. People's Artist of USSR (1980). Andrey Petrov is known for his music for numerous classic Soviet films such as I Step Through Moscow, Beware of the Car, and Office Romance.

A native of St. Petersburg (then Leningrad), Petrov was the son of a military doctor; his mother was an artist. He had little interest in music until, at fourteen, he saw The Great Waltz; after this he decided to become a composer. He studied composition at the Leningrad Conservatory under Orest Yevlakhov.

Petrov is known for his work in various genres; he wrote a number of operas and ballets, as well as symphonic works, incidental and film music, and various songs. He is especially famous for his ballet Creation of the World, based on drawings by Jean Effel. Petrov also scored over eighty films, including the Soviet-American co-production The Blue Bird.

From 1964 until his death Petrov was the head of the St. Petersburg Composers' Union, to which he was introduced by Dmitri Shostakovich. He also founded and served as the general director of a music festival in St. Petersburg. He won numerous prizes and awards; on May 22, 1998 he was made an honorary citizen of St. Petersburg, and a small planet was also named after him."


The text was taken from Wikipedia.





1) TV series "Petersburg secrets" / Телесериал "Петербургские тайны" (1994)








2) Autumn marathon / Осенний марафон (1979)








3) The blue bird / Синяя птица (1976)








4) The garage / Гараж (1979)







To be continued
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