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 BAM 2058
Russian Film Music VI

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Andrei Petrov

The much loved composer of Russian Film Music – and one of the most prominent Russian composers of the "era of Shostakovich's " - People's Artist of Russia, laureate of the State Prize of Russia, holder of the Order "For Services to the Fatherland, III degree" and awarded the Nika” the highest cinema award in Russia.


Andrei Pavlovich Petrov was born on September 2, 1930, in Leningrad, Russia. His father was a medical doctor, his mother was an artist, his grandfather was the famous Russian artist Petr Vaulin. Petrov graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory of Music (1954). His early film music for 'Chelovek-Amfibia' (The Amphibian Man 1962) and 'Ya shagayu po Moskve' (I Step Through Moscow 1963) became very popular in Russia and brought him international recognition.


 

Dmitri Shostakovich promoted Andrei Petrov to Chairman of the Leningrad Composer's Union in 1963. At that time the cultural revival in the Soviet Union known as the "Thaw" was initiated by Nikita Khrushchev. Andrei Petrov was the leader among composers of his generation. He set higher standards and influenced many young talented professionals who contributed to art and culture.
 

Petrov was the Chairman of the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Composer's Union for over forty years. He was also the founder and director of the Leningrad/St. Petersburg Music Spring Festival. Petrov made a remarkable career as a film composer. He worked with such film directors as Eldar RyazanovGeorgiy Daneliya, George Cukor, Daniil Khrabrovitsky, Leonid Menaker, and Aleksey German among many others. He composed music scores for over 80 films and was the Member of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival (1981).
 

His ballet "The Creation of the World" had its international premiere in London and earned international critical acclaim. His opera "Peter the First", symphonic and chamber pieces, choral music and popular songs are performed worldwide. Petrov orchestrated the "Patriotic Song" by Mikhail Glinka, which served as Russian national anthem after the breakup of the Soviet Union, until the Soviet-era anthem was brought back in 2001. Petrov's last ballet "Master and Margarita", based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov, show the conflict between good and evil through the language of music, theater and dance.


Andrei Petrov's music is loved by millions in Russia and internationally. His music recordings were among the bestsellers. Many of his popular hits from the 60s and 70s are still popular today. Petrov recently orchestrated his own film themes for symphonic performances, which became an instant success, proving Petrov to be the classic of Russian music. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on February 15, 2006, in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was laid to rest in the "Literatorskie Mostki" in the Volkovskoe Cemetery, in St. Petersburg, next to Nikolai Leskov, Ivan Turgenev, Ivan Goncharov, and other Russian culture luminaries.
Petrov's wife, Natalya Yefimovna, is a well-known musicologist; his only daughter, Olga, co-wrote a number of his later works.


Honors and awards

                 * Order of Merit for the Fatherland;

                 * 3rd class (2 September 2005) - for outstanding contribution to the development of national musical culture

                 * 4th class (29 August 2000) - for his great personal contribution to the development of national musical art

                 * Order of Lenin (1985)

                  * State Prize of the Russian Federation (1995)

                  * Award of the President of the Russian Federation (1999)

                  * USSR State Prize (1967 and 1976)

                  * People's Artist of the USSR (1980)

                  * People's Artist of the RSFSR (1976)

                  * Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1972)

                  * Honorary citizen of St. Petersburg (Resolution of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg № 104 of 22 May 1998)

 

Composer  Cinematography  (67 credits)

2005 Heavenly life (TV Series) 
2004 Cherniy Prince
2003 Bedroom Key
2001 Unravelling the Mysteries of Sankt Petersburg (TV  Series)
2000 The Garden Was Full of Moon 
2000 Old horse
1998 Khrustalyov, My Car!
1996 Hey, idiot!
1996 Tsarevich Alexei
1995 St. Petersburg secrets (TV Series) 
1993 Balerina 
1993 Nastya 
1993 Serie volki
1993 
The prediction
1993 Strange men Catherine Semenova
1991 The case Sukhovo-Kobylina (TV Mini-Series)
1991 Promised Heaven
1991 Hide
1991 Dog happiness
1990 Dog Day feast
1990 One hundred soldiers and two girls
1989 Lawlessness
1989 The noble outlaw Vladimir Dubrov
1989 Stray bus
1989 From the Life of Fyodor Kuz'kina
1988 A Forgotten Tune for the Flute
1988 Weekdays and holidays Seraphim Glyukinoy (TV Series)
1987 Autumn Dreams
1987 Paddoc
1986 Will
1986 The Last road
1985 When asking for battalion fire (TV Mini-Series)
1985 I'll meet you in the subway
1984 European History
1984 A Cruel Romance
1983 Alarm flight
1982 Solar wind (TV Mini-Series)
1982 A Railway Station for Two
1981 Ring of Amsterdam
1980 Say a Word for the Poor Hussar (TV Movie)
1980 Shot in the back
1980 The Garage
1979 Autumn Marathon
1977 White Bim Black Ear
1977 Office Romance
1976 Happy dreams, or laughter and tears (TV Movie)
1976 The Blue Bird
1974 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1973 Our home is here
1973 The old robber
1972 Attention, Turtle!
1972 Taming the Fire
1970 My good father
1968 The Zigzag of Success
1968 Old Story
1967 His name was Robert
1967 Kind vetar Plava ptico
1966 Watch Out for the Automobile
1965 Light a Distant Star
1965 Thirty-three (non-science fiction)
1964 Bunny
1964 The Third Half
1964 Romance in Moscow
1963 The path to the dock
1963 Two Sundays
1962 Amphibian Man
1961 Mishel and Mishutka

2005 Небесная жизнь (сериал)
 2004 Черный Принц
 2003 Ключ от спальни
 2001 UnravellingТайны Санкт -Петербург (сериал)
 2000 Сад был полон Луны
 2000 Старый конь
 1998 Хрусталев, машину !
 1996 Эй, идиот!
 1996 цесаревича Алексея
 1995 Петербургские тайны (сериал)
 1993 Balerina
 1993 Настя
 1993 Серия волки
 1993 предсказания
 1993 Странные мужчины Семеновой Екатерины
 1991 Дело Сухово- Кобылина ( сериал )
 1991 Небеса обетованные
 1991 Свернуть
 1991 Собака счастья
 1990 Собачий пир
 1990 Сто солдат и две девушки
 1989 Беззаконие
 1989 Благородный разбойник Владимир Дубров
 1989 Бродячие автобуса
 1989 Из жизни Федора Кузькина
 1988 Забытая мелодия для флейты
 1988 Будни и праздники Серафимы Glyukinoy (ТВ)
 1987 Осенью Мечты
 1987 Паддок
 1986 Воля
 1986 Последняя дорога
 1985 года, когда просят огня батальона ( сериал )
 1985 Встретимся в метро
 1984 Европейская история
 1984 Жестокий романс
 1983 Сигнализация полет
 1982 Солнечный ветер ( сериал )
 1982 Вокзал для двоих
 1981 Кольцо Амстердам
 1980 замолвите слово О бедном гусаре (ТВ)
 1980 Выстрел в спину
 1980 Гараж
 1979 Осенний марафон
 1977 Белый Бим Черное ухо
 1977 Служебный роман
 1976 Веселые сновидения или Смех и слезы (ТВ)
 1976 Синяя птица
 1974 Приключения Гекльберри Финна
 1973 Наш дом здесь
 1973 Старики-разбойники
 1972 Внимание, черепаха !
 1972 Укрощение огня
 1970 мой добрый отец
 1968 Зигзаг удачи
 1968 Старая, старая сказка
 1967 Его звали Роберт
 1967 Вид vetar Плава ptico
 1966 Берегись Автомобильный
 1965 Свет далекой звезды
 1965 Тридцать три (не научная фантастика )
 1964 Кролик
 1964 Третий тайм
 1964 Романтика в Москве
 1963 Путь к причалу
 1963 Два воскресенья
 1962 Человек-амфибия
 1961 Мишель и Мишутка

 


The Best of Andrei Petrov - Russian Film Music VI   CD 1

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"Walking in Moscow" from "Walking the Streets of Moscow" (1963)
"Overture" from "Autumn Marathon" (1979)
"The Train" from "White Bim Black Ear" (1977)
"Waltz" from "Beware of the Car" (1966)
"Waltz" from "Say a word for the poor Huzzar" (1980)
"Polka-Galop" from "Say a word for the poor Huzzar" (1980)
"Adagio" from the Ballet "Creation of the World" (1985)
"The Hussar March" from "Say a word for the poor Huzzar" (1980)
"Morning" from "Office Romance" (1977)
"Ballad" from "My Good Daddy" (1970)
"Fantasia on the Theme Music" from "Amphibian Man"(1962)
"Melody" from "Autumn Marathon" (1979)
"Motherly Love" from "The Blue Bird" (1976) with Irina Ponarovkaya
"Overture" from "Taming of the Fire" (1972)
"Blue City" from "Two Sundays"(1963)
"Introduction" from "A Railway Station for Two" (1982)
"Rain" from "Office Romance" (1977)
"Fashion Dance" from "Office Romance"(1977)
"A song about the weather" from "Office Romance"(1977) with Alisa Freundlich
"March" from "Cruel Romance" (1984)
"Ballad" from "Amphibian Man" (1962)
"Dance Memories" from "Office Romance" (1977)
                                                                                                                                          Total time

01:38
02:15
02:49
03:51
02:26
02:13
03:59
02:53
02:45
04:00
09:19
03:04
03:26
05:32
03”08
02:43
02:52
02:25
02:59
03:11
02:00
03:41
73:07


                     
The Best of Andrei Petrov - Russian Film Music VI   CD 2

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"Call Sineva" from "The Blue Bird" (1976) with Lyudmila Senchina
"The play" from "Autumn Marathon" (1979)
"Waltz" from "Cruel Romance" (1984)
"Fall" from "Office Romance" (1977)
"Rain" from "Walking the Streets of Moscow" (1963)
"Tango" from "The Garage" (1980)
"Melody" from "Path to the pier" (1963)
"Waltz" from "St. Petersburg Mystery" (1995)
"The Generals 1812" from "Speaking for the poor Huzzar" (1980) with Irina Mazurkiewicz
"Underwater World" from "Amphibian Man" (1962)
"Humoresque" from  "Amphibian Man" (1962)
"Perpetuum Mobile" from  "Mishel and Mishutka" (1961)
"Overture" from "Old horse" (2000)
"Dance in National" from "Old horse" (2000)
"Indian summer" from "Old horse" (2000)
"General Romance" from "Old horse" (2000)
"Flight of the Beetle" from "Old horse" (2000)
"Casino" from "Old horse" (2000)
"Soldier's waltz" from "Old horse" (2000)
"Wings In The Sky" from "The Blue Bird" (1976)
"The final march" from "Old horse" (2000)
 "A light" from the ballet "Pushkin" (1980)
                                                                                                                                          Total time

02:34
03:02
04:08
02:05
03:02
03:07
02:33
04:00
03:16
01:54
02:46
03:55
02:34
01:59
02:31
01:06
01:12
02:37
01:49
05:28
04:16
05:59
65:52

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Free sample, track no. 10 (CD1) "Ballad" from "My Good Daddy" (1970)

 

Soundtracks from the original Films
Digital re-mastered in Apple Lossless MPEG-4 audio
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