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Biography of Eduard Artemyev – the great film composer of the USSR

I would like to believe that this hardworking maestro will present us with a dozen more wonderful works...

All about the composer Eduard Artemyev: early years, music, personal life

Eduard Artemiev - a famous composer, better known for his work in cinema. Eduard Nikolaevich often call "Russian Ennio Morricone", and there are a number of reasons for this: this person, like no one else, is capable of creating musical masterpieces for movies… Moreover: it is Artemyev who is the Soviet pioneer in the field of electronic music! Lots of prestigious awards and titles confirm his high-profile status. However, most of all, his professionalism is evidenced by people's love, which does not fade over the years, but only continues to burn with a hot fire ... Childhood, acquaintance with music, the first breakthrough - every music lover knows the name of this person, but the details of his personal life are perhaps few. Today we will lift the veil of secrecy and introduce you to this truly outstanding genius a little closer ...

Early years

Eduard Artemiev
Eduard Artemiev

History Eduard Artemyev takes its start in Novosibirsk: the future composer was born in November 1937, in family Nikolai Vasilyevich and Nina Alekseevna. It is noteworthy that during the birth, the Artemyev couple was on a business trip. However, the joy of replenishment in the family was short-lived: a few months later, the newborn baby fell seriously ill: the local doctor gave an unfavorable prognosis ... According to him, the little Edward it didn't take long...

For the sake of his son, Nikolai Vasilyevich broke away from a business trip and rushed to the capital, where doctors were able to cure the baby! But even this is not the strangest thing: many years later, Edward recalled this period of his life in colors (considering that he was a little more than 2 months), detailing the details to their parents…

The boy's childhood was filled with travel and trips: Artemiev family every now and then she changed cities - such was the work of the head of the family. Approximately 16 years of age Edward moved into the Moscow to a relative who worked as a professor at the conservatory. It was there that the future composer began to create the first works ... However, his passion grew into something more early 60swhen Edward introduced to electronic music. From now on, he began to build his career as a composer ...

Career

Eduard Artemiev
Eduard Artemiev

First work Artemyeva in the world of cinema is associated with film "Dream to meet" 1963 of the year. In those years, the space theme was at the height of fashion in Soviet cinema ... All this, of course, was associated with the first space flight of Yuri Gagarin! And the hypnotic electronic sound was perfect for this film! After all, it was it that conveyed all the originality and mystery of the space unknown to people ...

Then they got to work Eduard Nikolaevich. As you know, the composer coped with his task one hundred percent ... And as soon as he appeared in the credits, they didn’t just start talking about him. The directors wanted to work with him!

Shortly after release "Towards a dream" Eduard Artemyev met the still novice director Nikita Mikhalkov: as a result, their acquaintance grew into a long friendship and fruitful cooperation! Movie fans will not let you lie: all works Mikhalkov accompanies music by Artemyev

Eduard Artemiev
Eduard Artemiev

Long-term cooperation Artemiev and Tarkovsky originates in 1970's. As is known, Andrey Arsenievich was very selective in terms of soundtracks for his works. But Artemyev managed to please the eminent director every time ... During this period, his name was known throughout Soviet Union! It is not surprising that soon the list of his friends was replenished. Karen Shakhnazarov, Andrey Konchalovsky, Samson Samsonov and many others.

Thanks to Andrei Konchalovsky the composer was able to go to USA, where he continued to create music for a friend. Being in Hollywood Eduard Nikolaevich also wrote music for foreign films. He returned to his homeland only in the middle 90s.

Eduard Artemiev...
Edward Artemiev ...

In addition to soundtracks, Eduard Artemiev wrote numerous electronic and instrumental works. "Pilgrims", "Heat of the Earth", "Three Views of the Revolution" - all these, as well as many other works, made a splash and received the highest marks from critics!

What is left behind the scenes: the personal life of the composer

Eduard Artemiev and wife Isolda
Eduard Artemiev and wife Isolda

Throughout his life (and today the great composer over 80 years!) Eduard Artemiev was married once: the lady who stole his heart turned out to be Izolda Alekseevna, his girlfriend from student days ... Gradually, friendship grew into a strong union! In 1966 the couple had a son Artemy, who later also became composer. Today, Isolde and Eduard have two grandchildren - Ekaterina and Artemy Jr..

In the history of their family, there are really a lot of bright moments, however, there were some dark events too ... Once Isolda together with his son, standing at the bus stop, was hit by a car at full speed. Mother and son miraculously survived ... Edward Artemiev regarded this incident as a lesson: since then, the head of the family began to spend more time with loved ones.

Eduard Artemyev today...

November 2020 the composer turned 83 years old. Despite his advanced age, he continues to give concerts. On the official website of the musician, you can see photos and videos from performances, as well as the schedule of concerts. Everything is fine in the Artemiev family, and I would like to believe that this hardworking maestro will present us with a dozen more wonderful works ...

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