Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi

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Vasily Pavlovich Solovyov-Sedoi
Василий Павлович Соловьёв-Седой
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1982 Soviet postage stamp commemorating 75th anniversary of Solovyov-Sedoi's birth
Vasily Pavlovich Solovyov

(1907-04-25)25 April 1907
Died2 December 1979(1979-12-02) (aged 72)

Vasily Pavlovich Solovyov-Sedoi (Василий Павлович Соловьёв-Седой; 25 April [O.S. 12 April] 1907 – 2 December 1979)[1] was a Soviet Russian classical composer and songwriter who was born and died in Leningrad.

Solovyov-Sedoi composed the music for many songs such as "Moscow Nights" (Russian: Подмосковные вечера) and "Nightingales" (Russian: Соловьи).[2][3] He also wrote music for numerous films. Originally named Solovyov, when he entered the Union of Soviet Composers he added the suffix "Sedoi", meaning grey-haired, to avoid confusion with another composer with the same surname.[2]



  1. ^ Василий Павлович Соловьёв-Седой (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2008-06-30. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Composer's Grandson Sues Over Melody Use". The St. Petersburg Times. 2005-03-01. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  3. ^ Zhelezniy, Anatoly Ivanovich; Shemeta, Leonid Pavlovich (2010). Соловьи // Песенная летопись Великой Отечественной войны [Nightingales // Song Chronicle of the Great Patriotic War] (in Russian). Kyiv: Sovremennaya musyka. pp. 204–206. ISBN 979-0706353-76-0. {{cite book}}: Check |isbn= value: invalid group id (help)

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