Putin congratulated composer Zhurbin on his anniversary

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Honored Artist of Russia, composer Alexander Zhurbin on his 75th birthday. The text of the congratulatory telegram was published on August 7 on the Kremlin’s website.

“You manage to work brilliantly in a variety of musical genres, styles and directions, delight the audience with interesting creative discoveries,” the head of state noted.

Putin called Zhurbin’s works wonderful and added that in them his talent as a composer and “impeccable artistic taste” manifested themselves in full force. He wished Zhurbin “good health, success and inspiration.”

Zhurbin was born on August 7, 1945 in Tashkent. He is the author of music for several dozen films and TV series, in particular: “Everything is decided by the instant”, “The Moscow Saga”, “Letters of a Dead Man”, “Wanderers of Patience”. The songs to the composer’s music were performed by Joseph Kobzon (Post-War Tango), Tamara Gverdtsiteli (The Horse-Life, Mikhail Boyarsky (Autumn Ballad), etc. In total, Zhurbin is the author of music for more than 200 songs.

In addition, he is the author of the books How It Was Done in America, The Composer Writing Words, Orpheus, Eurydice and Me, About Times, About Music and About Myself, and My Musical Life. Zhurbin is a member of the Union of Composers of Russia, the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, and the Russian Academy of Cinematic Arts.

Earlier, on June 18, Zhurbin said that he did not see direct plagiarism in the songs of the Russian group Little Big. According to the musician, the band’s compositions do not contain original moves, so they are similar to each other and to other popular tracks.

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