Biography of Maxim DunaevskyMaxim Dunaevsky is a composer whose music has become an important part of the common cultural heritage of the Soviet Union, as well as an important element of a great era. Once his songs were sung by people in all corners of the USSR. And the melodies, written by a talented composer, sounded literally from every radio receiver of the Soviet state.
Many years have passed since then. The country of councils has sunk into oblivion, but the music of that era is still alive in the works of Maxim Dunayevsky. After all, true art is immortal.
The early years, childhood and the family of Maxim DunaevskyThe future famous composer was born on January 15, 1945 in Moscow. His family was closely associated with art and was distinguished by the presence of several bright personalities.
Maxim's father - Isaac Osipovich Dunaevsky - was a famous Russian composer, whose life and work for many years was considered an indisputable role model. Zoya Ivanovna Pashkova, the mom of our today's hero, was also a bright and distinctive personality.Throughout her life, a talented woman worked as a ballet dancer, and therefore her fame was in no way inferior to that of her common-law husband.
Composer Maxim Dunaevsky in his youth
While studying at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, our today's hero dreamed of becoming a famous composer writing academic music. In this capacity, he wrote a great many wonderful works, but over time he switched to another direction in the works and began to write music for theatrical productions.
In this regard, the meeting with the leaders of the student theater "Our Home" Mark Rozovsky and Ilya Rutberg was decisive in his fate. Their acquaintance grew into a long collaboration. First, Maxim Dunaevsky wrote music for performances, and later began to work with filmmakers as well.
Star Trek of the composer Maxim Dunayevsky: first songs and great successIn 1972, Maxim Dunaevsky first tried to write music for a cinematic film. In this regard, the debut song for the composer was “Blue Hares, or the Musical Journey”, in which several songs by the author were performed.
Maxim Dunaevsky Waltz from "Mary Poppins, Goodbye"
In 1977, our today's hero organized a variety ensemble “The Festival”, with whom he later collaborated closely. In addition, the compositions written by Dunaevsky also appeared in the repertoire of such stars of the Soviet scene as Mikhail Boyarsky, Nikolai Karachentsov, Lyubov Uspenskaya, Tatyana Bulanova, as well as many other famous artists.
In parallel with other types of creativity, Maxim Dunaevsky also worked on writing music for theatrical works. Over the years, he participated in the creation of such performances as “The Boy with the Sword”, “The Three Musketeers”, as well as the musicals “Tili-tili-dough ...”, “In Search of Captain Grant”, “The Twelve Chairs” and many others.
Maxim Dunaevsky. My hero
After returning to Russia, our today's hero continued to work with Russian directors. During this period, the famous author wrote the music for the TV series “Border. Taiga novel "," Cliffs.The song is a life-long "," Amapola ", as well as the films" Atlantis "," Formula of Happiness "," Park of the Soviet period ", as well as many others.
Maxim Dunaevsky nowIn addition to everything else, Maxim Dunaevsky also worked as a TV presenter on the Kultura TV channel, where he led a program about the operetta “With a light genre”. Another important milestone in the composer’s television career is his participation in the People's Artist project, in which our today's hero worked as one of the jury members.
Composer Maxim Dunaevsky was married 7 times, he has three children