Yevgeniy Dolmatovsky

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Yevgeniy Dolmatovsky (second from right), with Vasily Azhayev (in sunglasses), Paul Wiens (left), and Grete Weiskopf (right), 1954

Yevgeniy Aronovich Dolmatovsky (Russian: Евге́ний Аро́нович Долмато́вский, May 5, 1915 – September 10, 1994) was a Soviet poet and a Russian popular song lyricist. He was born and died in Moscow.

Examples of his songs[edit]

  • Ballad of the Siberian Land (music by Nikolai Nikolayevich Kryukov) - 1947
The theme song of the film, Ballad of Siberia
The theme song of the film, Encounter at the Elbe
  • Song of the Forests (music by Dmitri Shostakovich, Opus 81) - 1949
    • The Pioneers Plant Trees
  • The Motherland Listens (in Russian: Родина слышит, music by Dmitri Shostakovich) - 1951
This song is from "Four Songs on Verses by Dolmatovsky, for Voice, Wordless Chorus & Piano, Opus 86 (1951). It is well known in Russia that Yuri Gagarin was singing this song while circling the earth as the first man in space.[1]

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