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Famous People of Samara
April 22, 2018 11:43


 Lives and creative works of many famous people of Russia are connected with Samara.

The childhood and youth of the writer Aleksei Tolstoy passed in this city.

Maxim Gorky began his literary career in Samara, working in the editorial board of “Samara Newspaper”. There he published his famous “Fairy-tales of the Old Woman Izergil” and “Song of the Falcon”. The Ulyanov family had lived in the village of Alakayevka of Samara Oblast, and then in Samara, for a long time; Lenin started his activity there.

Such famous artists as Ilya Repin, Vasily Surikov, Ivan Aivazovsky, lived in the city. During the Great Patriotic War, the famous Seventh “Leningrad” Symphony by Dmitry Shostakovich who lived in Samara in evacuation was for the first time performed in the city. The first three parts of the symphony were written in Leningrad; Shostakovich completed the finale in evacuation. The seventh symphony was performed in the besieged Leningrad on August 9, 1942. The symphony was performed by the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra of the Leningrad Radio Committee; the major part of the musicians had died of starvation by that time. The musical score was taken to Leningrad by plane, and the missing musicians were sent to the capital from the front line. The symphony was simultaneously broadcast on the radio and through the loudspeakers of the city network. According to the recollections of many Germans, when they heard the performance of this symphony in the city that was already dying of hunger and was ready to surrender, as they believed, the enemies suddenly realized that they would not be able conquer Leningrad.

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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