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Vladimir Yakovlevich Shainsky (Russian: Владимир Яковлевич Шаинский) (born on December 12, 1925) is a Soviet and Russian composer.

Vladimir Shainsky was born in 1925 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. In 1936, he became a student at the musical school in Kiev, where he learned to play the violin. However, his studies were interrupted by the German-Soviet War (World War II), when his family was evacuated to Tashkent, Uzbek SSR. He continued to study at the Tashkent conservatory until he was recruited by the Red Army in 1943. After the war he entered Moscow conservatory, Orchestra Faculty, and graduated in 1949 as a violinist soloist. In the 1950s Shainsky played in Leonid Utyosov’s orchestra, taught young people, and worked as a composer and musical leader at different dance orchestras. In the 1960s he studied in Baku conservatory, the composers faculty.

His first composing works were a string quartet, created in 1963 during his studies in Baku conservatory and a symphony, written in 1965. During his 40-year career as a composer, Shainsky wrote a great number of works for children. He created music and songs for popular cartoons such as Cheburashka, Katerok and Kroshka Enot; for films, including “Breakfast on the Grass”, “Aniskin and Fantomas”, “Aniskin Again”, “School Waltz”, “Finist, the Brave Falcon”; for musicals, and even an opera. He wrote many popular songs, like “A Soldier is Walking in the Town”, “Russia’s Little Corner”, “White Birch”, “Smile”, “Clouds”, “A Dog is Lost”, “Crocodile Gena’s Song”.

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  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    а ведь он не только детские песни писал, ему принадлежит и множество отличных взрослых. среди всех советских композиторов - едва ли не лучший мелодист. и вообще дядька крутой, кто-нибудь еще помнит его колонку в rolling stone?

    15 Feb 4:24pm Reply
  • Leone_MatroSkin

    песни детства...

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • tremorr

    Ностальгия

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • dobriakov

    ЖИР!

    27 Nov 2009 Reply