Add to favorite


 Aleksei Fatyanov

Born:   March 5, 1919
Deceased:   November 13, 1959



Soviet poet, author of lyrics of many songs popular in the 1940s-1970s.

Aleksei Ivanovich Fatyanov was born on March 5, 1919 in the Maloe Petrino Village of Vyaznikovsky District (nowadays a part of Vyazniki). Starting from summer 1929 the Fatyanovs' family lived in Moscow.

He entered Aleksei Diky's Drama School at and upon graduation in 1937 was admitted to the Drama School of Actors' Troupe of the Red Army Central Theater and acted in drama performances. From 1940 he performed in the Ensemble of Oryol Military District. After the war broke, he was with his ensemble at the frontline and was wounded. After recovery from the injury he was admitted to Alexandrov Ensemble of Singing and Dancing, whence by false charge in 1943 he was shifted to a penal company of the 6th tank army; he was repeatedly wounded in battles for Hungary and was later justified.

Fatyanov was not only a poet, but also an actor and performer: he played the accordion and the piano and had a good singing voice. "The most distinctive feature of Fatyanov's talent was an unusually developed rhythm in his lyrics, as if he imposed his own rhythms on the composer..." - composer Solovev-Sedoy pointed out.

Fatyanov wrote about 30 songs for 16 films. The only lifetime edition of Fatyanov's poems "Accordion is Singing..." was published in Vladimir in 1955.

Aleksei Fatyanov passed away on November, 13th, 1959 in Moscow. He was laid to rest at the Vagankovo Cemeteryt in Moscow. Memorial plates were put on the houses in Vyazniki and Moscow, where the poet had lived.

Tags: Russian music Russian musicians Alexei Fatyanov   

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russin cinema  Rodion Shchedrin  Transaero  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week   Russian tourism  Exhibitions in Moscow  Moscow  Russian Railways  Prince Yuri Dolgoruky  Master Bank  satellite  Shira Lake  Yekaterinburg Fifa 2018  Republic of Bashkortostan  Karelia   Russian business  Russian science  St. Petersburg  Cancer  Tula Region  Vitaly Goryaev  Moscow Architecture  All-World Youth and Students Festival  FIFA World Cup   Russia Travel Tips  school shooting  technology  Russian economy  Sochi Games   Miners  spacewalk  Tundra   domestication of animals  Russian churches  Yakutia  Abkhazia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Kazan  Russia Today  Satellites  Robots  Russian scientists  Operetta Park Festival  Sberbank  Milcho Manchevski  Russian Cinema  Slavic Culture  Criminal Penalty  Flower Festivals  Kremlin 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites