|Vasily Pavlovich Solovyov-Sedoi|
1982 Soviet postage stamp commemorating 75th anniversary of Solovjyov-Sedoi's birth
|Native name||Василий Павлович Соловьёв-Седой|
|Born||Vasily Pavlovich Solovyov
12 April 1907
Saint Petersburg, Russia
|Died||2 December 1979
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Vasily Pavlovich Solovyov-Sedoi (Василий Павлович Соловьёв-Седой; 25 April [O.S. 12 April] 1907a – 2 December 1979) was a Russian classical composer and songwriter who was born and died in Saint Petersburg.
Solovyov-Sedoi composed, among others, the music for the songs Solov'i and Moscow Nights (Russian: Подмосковные вечера; transliterated as "Podmoskovnye Vechera"). He also wrote music for numerous films. Originally named Solovyov, when he entered the Russian "Composer's Union" he added the suffix "Sedoi", meaning grey-haired, to avoid confusion with another composer with the same surname.
- "Василий Павлович Соловьев-Седой / Vasily Soloviev-Sedoy" (in Russian). Short biography
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