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 Solovjyov-Sedoi's birth
Vasily Pavlovich Solovyov

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

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

Solovyov-Sedoi composed, among others, the music for the songs Solov'i and Moscow Nights (Russian: Подмосковные вечера; transliterated as "Podmoskovnye Vechera").[2] 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.[2]


  • Note a:At the time of Solovyov-Sedoi's birth the Julian calendar was used in Russia (hence 12 April 1907 Julian), and its offset from the Gregorian calendar was 13 days, hence 25 April 1907 Gregorian.


  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.

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