Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Alexandrov, Alexander

Alexander Vasilevich Alexandrov(1883-1946), Russian composer and conductor, studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and Moscow Conservatory. In 1929 he founded the Soviet Army Song and Dance Ensemble, which achieved international acclaim. He composed choral music and arrangements of folk songs, in 1944 his "Hymn of the Bolshevik Party" with a new text, became the Soviet national anthem.

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