Alexandra Pakhmutova

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  • Name: Alexandra Pakhmutova ( Aleksandra Pakhmutova )
  • Date of birth: 9 November 1929
  • Age: 87 years
  • Place of birth: the village of Beketovka, Volgograd
  • Height: 149
  • Activities: composer, musician, people’s artist of the USSR
  • Marital status: married

    Alexandra Pakhmutova: biography

    Pakhmutova Alexandra Nikolaevna is one of the legends of Soviet and Russian composers. It is considered one of the most popular composers of the Soviet Union, and in 1984 was awarded the title of people’s artist of the USSR. Musical biography of Alexandra Pakhmutova has more than 400 popular compositions, as well as a considerable number of works for Symphony orchestra.

    Alexandra Pakhmutova in childhood
    Little Aleksandra Pakhmutova

    Alexandra Pakhmutova, a biography which began in 1929, was born in a small village Beketovka, which is located near the Stalingrad. Today this settlement no longer exists, and the street Alexandra Nikolaevna is part of the city of Volgograd and is named Omsk. Parents Pakhmutova, Nikolai Andrianovich and Mary Ampleeva, noticed early that their daughter has an exceptional musical talent. With their approval of the girl in three years began to learn to play the piano, and after a few months I was trying to compose their own ringtones.

    Alexandra Pakhmutova in his youth
    Young Pakhmutova

    In five years, the small Pakhmutova wrote the first full-fledged piece for piano called «Roosters sing», and in the music school the girl went only two years later. In his native village of Alexander improved for keyboard instruments until the beginning of the great Patriotic war. Then, after the evacuation, she continued to develop as a pianist in Karaganda. But once the theater of military operations went beyond the border of the Soviet Union, Alexander independently sent to Moscow and 14 years old entered the Central music school at the Moscow state Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky. There she learns not only in the specialized piano class, but also attends a circle of young composers, organized by Vissarion Shebalin and Nikolai Peiko.

    Oleksandra Pakhmutova
    Photo Pakhmutova

    This famous «School for gifted children», as it was then called, gave a start to many musicians and composers, which later became world famous. Finished it and Alexandra Pakhmutova, and then was a student of composition faculty of the Moscow state Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky. Diploma of higher education, the future star was in 1953, but about three years studied in postgraduate study, subsequently defended his thesis on «the Score of the Opera «Ruslan and Ludmila» M. I. Glinka».

    Songs By Alexandra Pakhmutova

    It is noteworthy that Alexandra writes music in different genres, including serious works for Symphony orchestras. For example, she wrote «Russian Suite», «Concerto for trumpet and orchestra», «Overture «Youth», «Ode to the lighting of the fire» and many other beautiful compositions. Incidentally, the first two works of the above often perform foreign Symphony orchestras. And talented choreographers of the Odessa Opera and ballet Theater and Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre set to the music of Aleksandra Nikolaevna Pakhmutova ballet «lit up».

    Oleksandra Pakhmutova
    Pakhmutova Alexandra Nikolaevna at the piano | nostalgia for the Soviet

    The composer wrote of love to cinema. Very popular became the soundtracks of such films as «Girls», «Three poplars at Plyushchikha», «Battle for Moscow» and many others. In 1980, at the special request of the International Olympic Committee Pakhmutova wrote music before the official Olympic film «O sport, you are peace!». But a special, perhaps even a key role in the artist has taken a genre of music. Popular songs of Alexandra Nikolaevna have their own individuality, they inspire the listener, are a positive component and remains in the memory.

    Oleksandra Pakhmutova
    Not only a composer but also pianist

    Through the decades, and has not lost relevance the lyric of the song «Tenderness», «Old maple», «Belovezhskaya Pushcha», «How young we were,» sports anthems «Team of our youth» and «the Coward does not play hockey», a cheerful song, «home, boys, your hearts!» and «Good girl,» Patriotic song «Eaglets learn to fly» and «the Constellation of Gagarin» and many other songs.

    Songs by Alexandra Pakhmutova included in the repertoires of such stars as Mikhail Boyarsky, Valery obodzinsky, Muslim Magomayev and Edita, Aida Vedischeva, and Herman, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Valery Leontiev, as well as several dozen others. It is worth noting that in its repertoire the works Pakhmutova included not only domestic but also Western artists. For example, the former lead singer of «Modern Talking» Thomas Anders, the British band «Living Sound» and the East German group «Kreis».

    Oleksandra Pakhmutova , Hanna Herman
    With singer Herman | Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus

    Collaborated Alexandra with the most outstanding poets, including Robert Christmas, but the most vigorous and fruitful creative Union was Alexandra Pakhmutova and Nikolai Dobronravov. A huge number of songs that music lovers heard and fell in love with this Duo. Interestingly, one of their joint song «Magnitogorsk», in 2011, even was adopted as the official anthem of the city of Magnitogorsk. It is the decision of meeting of deputies of the city Council.

    Personal life

    Nikolai Dobronravov and Alexandra Pakhmutova has created not only a creative Union, but also a family. They met back in the days of their youth, in 1956. Then Dobronravov worked at the all-Union radio, where he read poems in the children’s program «pioneer dawn». But Pakhmutova was invited to write the music for these poems, published children’s songs. The first joint composition by the composer and the poet was the song «Boat motor», after which was born more than a hundred great songs.

    Oleksandra Pakhmutova and Dobronravov Mikola
    Young Pakhmutova and Dobronravov | Newspaper «Yug»

    In the same year changed and personal life of Alexandra Pakhmutova by Nikolai Nikolaevich loved each other at first sight. Three months later Alexander Dobronravov leads to the registry office and they officially become husband and wife. Interestingly, the composer decided not to wear a white dress with a veil. Her mother made elegant pink suit, and this is where the bride at her own wedding. Honeymoon the young couple spent with relatives in Abkhazia, and after returning to Moscow with his head plunged into the work.

    Oleksandra Pakhmutova and Dobronravov Mikola
    Star wife: composer and poet | Russian Woman

    Own children Alexandra Pakhmutova and her husband had. But my unspent love they implemented in the work: the Duo have created an enormous number of youth and children’s hits, so that the children Pakhmutova were guys across the country. In addition, the couple carefully watched young talents and nurtured talented singers, so many musicians and singers called Alexandra Nikolaevna and Vladimir the other parent.

    Oleksandra Pakhmutova and Dobronravov Mikola
    Alexandra Nikolaevna and Nikolay Nikolaevich | Telenedelya

    Few people know that this little woman is seriously addicted to football and considers himself a fan of this game. Together with her husband they support the Russian national team, and she Pakhmutova is the cheerleader of the team «Rotor» from her native Volgograd. In a duet with her husband, they even wrote a football song «It’s our game», dedicated to the Russian athletes. It remains to add that in 1968 the name of Alexandra Nikolaevna Pakhmutova was immortalized, and on a universal scale: the Crimean scientists called open their new asteroid name «Pakhmutova».


    • 1960 — Songs Of Alexandra Pakhmutova
    • 1963 — Taiga star
    • 1975 — Give joy to people
    • 1980 — my Love — sports
    • 1981 — the Bird of happiness
    • 1985 — the Battle for Moscow
    • 1995 — Symphonic works
    • 1996 — the Glow of love
    • 2003 — We can’t live without each other
    • 2011 — New year Magic


    Oleksandra Pakhmutova

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