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Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov was born in 1915 in the town of Fatezh in the Kursk guberniya of the Russian Empire. His father, Vasily Sviridov, a sympathizer of the Bolshevik cause during the Russian Civil War that followed the Russian Revolution, was killed when Georgy was four. The family moved to Kursk, where Sviridov, still in elementary school, learned to play his first instrument, the balalaika. Learning to play by ear, he demonstrated such talent and ability that he was accepted… read more

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  • Avatar for Sibil_la
    so underrated:( he is great composer!
  • Avatar for ZarazaDoom
    Video for Troika, which is not listed on last.fm tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPvQh2JfxzE
  • Avatar for fieldmuzick
    Time Forward was used in this great short movie by guy maddin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4JmeXXRmZg
  • Avatar for OneWhiteDuck
    METAL GEAR!?

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