Andrei Petrov (Andrei Pavlovich Petrov)

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Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia]
Andrei Pavloich Petrov was born on September 2, 1930, in Leningrad, Russia. His father was a medical doctor, his mother was an artist, his grandfather was the famous Russian artist Petr Vaulin. Petrov graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory of Music (1954). His early film music for 'Chelovek-Amfibia' (The Amphibian Man 1962) and 'Ya shagayu po Moskve' (I Step Through Moscow 1963) became very popular in Russia and brought him international recognition.

Dmitri Shostakovich promoted Andrei Petrov to Chairman of the Leningrad Composer's Union in 1963. Read more...