Famous Russian composer Andrey Petrov died
Famous Russian composer Andrey Petrov died in St. Petersburg, reported St. Petersburg Union of Composers official.
On February 2 Andrey Petrov was hospitalized to the diseases of nervous system clinic attached to Kirov`s Military-medicine Academy, because of extensive right-brain ischemic stroke. Two days ago his condition grew seriously worse.
Andrey Pavlovich Petrov was born in Leningrad in 1930. he graduated from Leningrad Conservatory (O.A.Yevlakhov`s class). He made his debut in the cinema with the soundtrack to the extremely popular picture "Amphibia-man" (1961). His compositions present in practically every picture by Eldar Ryazanov, in many pictures by Georgy Danelia. Among the most prominent classic composer`s works there are operas "Peter I" and "Mayakovsky begins", ballets "Coast of Hope", "Creation of the world", "Pushkin".
In 1967 Andrey Petrov was awarded with the State Prize of the USSR for his songs "I?m walking in Moscow", "Blue cities", "Song about my father" and "Song about a Friend". In 1976 he was awarded with the second State Prize of the USSR for the opera "Peter I".
In 1995 he was awarded with the State Prize of the Russian Federation for fantasy symphony "Master and Margarita" and for the concert for a fortepiano with an orchestra. In 1976 he was conferred a rank of People`s Artist of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, in 1980 - the rank of People`s Artist of the USSR.
He received the prize "Nika" for the soundtrack for "The Promised Heaven". In 1997, he was awarded with the prize "Golden Aires" for services in domestic cinematograph.