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Russian music and cinema lost Andrei Petrov

February 15 2006

In St. Petersburg at the age of 75 years, died today, the famous composer Andrei Petrov.

Feb. 2, he entered the clinic of nervous diseases of the Military Medical Academy, Kirov with an extensive ischemic stroke of the right hemisphere of the brain. Two days ago, his condition deteriorated.

Andrei Pavlovich Petrov was born on September 2, 1930 in Leningrad. In 1954 he graduated from the Leningrad State Conservatory named after Rimsky-Korsakov. He is the author of operas, ballets, symphonies, instrumental concertos, songs and other music.

The composer is well-known music for more than 80 films, he was a favorite composer Danelia and Eldar Ryazanov. Among the works Petrova - music for films such as "Walking the Streets of Moscow", "Beware of the Car," "Autumn Marathon", "Office Romance," "crystal, a car," "Cruel Romance", "The poor Gusar Say a Word" and "Blue Bird" with Elizabeth Taylor in the starring role.

In addition, the list of folk artist of the USSR Andrei Petrov were both well-known pop tunes, and a monumental symphony.

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