Eugen Doga

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Eugen Doga
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Born (1937-03-01) March 1, 1937 (age 77)
Mocra, Moldavian ASSR, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Moldovan
Ethnicity Romanian[1][2][3]
Occupation Composer

Eugen Doga (born March 1, 1937, in Mocra) is a Romanian-Moldovan[4] composer. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, he has lived in Moscow, Russia.

Biography[edit]

Doga was born on March 1, 1937 in the village of Mocra in the Rîbniţa district of the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. He made his debut in the composition art in 1963, with a string quartet, later becoming the author of many musical compositions, film and theater soundtracks.

After graduating from the Conservatoire in Chişinău, he performed as cellist in the Orchestra of the State Committee of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic for television and radio (1957–1962), taught at the Music College "Stefan Neaga" from Chişinău (1962–1967), and worked from 1967 to 1972 at the repertory-editorial Board of the Ministry of Culture of Moldova.

The author of a great number of works - ballets, quartets, songs, lyrical songs, music for stage plays and more than 200 films, music for opening and closing ceremony of the 1980 Olympic Games held in Moscow. The multiple award-winning academician of 8 Academies.

The minor planet # 10504 was named after Eugen Doga.

Creation[edit]

Doga wrote music for more than 200 films, spectacles and ballets. He is the author of many cantatas, composed a symphony, instrumental music, romances, a symphonic poem, many songs for children, etc.

He composed music for many films, including Maria, Mirabella and Мой Ласковый И Нежный Зверь (English: My Sweet and Tender Beast), which is known under its international title, A Hunting Accident.

Doga's waltz from the film My Sweet and Tender Beast was used twice in the Olympic Games opening ceremonies: in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow[5] and in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi where it was performed in the famous scene in Tolstoy's War and Peace of Natasha's first formal Ball in St. Petersburg.[6] In the latter case, the waltz was performed in an unauthorized arrangement. The composer expressed his outrage in his Facebook post where he wrote, "I lost my face with this "arrangement"".[7][8][9]

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