Аlexandrov B.


22/07/1905, Bologoe, Russia – 17/06/1994, Moscow, USSR

Soviet composer, choral conductor, major General. Son Of Alexander Aleksandrov. From 1912 he sang in his father's choir, from 1918-in the Bolshoi theatre choir.  He graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire (1929, class of composition of Reingold Glier). In 1930-1937 – conductor and head of the musical part Of the Central theater of the red Army, from1937 with a few breaks – conductor and Deputy artistic Director of the song and dance Ensemble of the Red Army. The author of several operettas (the most famous is "Wedding in Malinovka", 1936), 2 symphonies, 3 cantatas, concerts for various instruments with orchestra, more than a hundred songs. After the sudden death of his father in 1946, Alexandrov became his successor as head of the artistic Director of The Twice-Red Banner song and dance Ensemble of the Soviet Army (until 1986). He was named People's artist of the USSR (1958), Hero of socialist labor (1975), laureate of Lenin (1978) and Stalin prizes (1950).

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