Sunday, July 8, 2018

Who Are Those Composers ~ Georgiy Firtich

Georgiy Ivanovich Firtich was born in Pskov, Russia, U.S.S.R. on October 20, 1938. He graduated from the School of Music by Rimsky-Korsakov (class composition) and Saint Petersburg Conservatory (1962, class of Yuri Balkashin and Boris Arapov).

During his studies, he began performing as a pianist, with a performance of the classics and his own compositions from his university studies and as a jazz singer. At the undergraduate conservatory he began writing for film (in this area he worked for almost 40 years). In 1962 he joined the Union Composers of USSR. In 1994 he headed the ACM (Association for Contemporary Music), the Union of Composers of St. Petersburg. He was awarded an Honored Art Worker the Russian Federation.

He died January 27, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

FIRTICH, G. (aka Georgi Firtich) (Georgiy Ivanovich Firtich) [10/20/1938, Pskov, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 1/27/2016, St. Petersburg, Russia] – composer.
Armed and Dangerous - 1977
     Songs: “Pesnya o chudesnom kraye”, “Poprobuyte zabytsya”, “Vooruzhyon I ochen
                 opasen” sung by Ludmila Senchina

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