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BERLIN Irving

( American composer)

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BERLIN Irving - real name - Israel Beilin (11/05/1888 - 22/09/1989) American composer. If you try to draw a parallel, the Irving Berlin was in America to whom the USSR was Isaac Dunaevskii. The future composer's father was a cantor (lead singer) in the synagogue. In 1893 the family emigrated to New York, but three years later my father died. After studying at the school only two years, the boy began to earn a living from street singers in the Eastside. His singing career began with writing the words to songs, the first of which ( 'Marie from sunny Italy') was published in 1907. Due to a typo, he was named Irving Berlin and began to use this name as a nickname. Not grasping the musical notation young man mastered music by ear. Along with the poems he began to compose and my own music and soon achieved success with their melodies in the style of ragtime and ballads. He was invited to Broadway, including the famous variety show 'Zigfild Folliz'. In 1919 Berlin organized the firm to publish their own works. In subsequent years the composer has written several musicals, more than 800 songs, many of whom have become American classics, such as a patriotic song God Bless America, White Christmas ballad. When it was the era of sound film, Berlin has made it no less success than on the stage. All he wrote the music for 19 Broadway and 18 movies.

. His songs include such hits as "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911, . "Always" ( "Always") 1925, . "God Bless America" ( "God Bless America") 1917 (published in 1939) and "White Christmas" ( "White Christmas") 1942, . musicals "Top Hat" in 1935, . "Annie get your guns" ( "Annie Get Your Gun") 1946, . and "Call me, . Madame "(" Call Me Madam ") 1950,
. He also composed music for such films as "Blue Heaven" ( "Blue Skies") 1946 and "Easter Parade" ( "Easter Parade") 1948.


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