Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Blanter, Matvey

Matvey Blanter(1903-1990), Russian composer of popular songs and film music. Among many other works, he wrote the internationally famous "Katyusha"(1938), performed to this day in countries around world. He studied at the Kursk Higher Music School, then continued to study in Moscow. He was active as a composer until 1975, producing more tham 2,000 songs.

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