Thursday, January 5, 2017

Died the founder and artistic Director of “the Singing guitars” – Komsomolskaya Pravda

Legendary musician has passed away on 4 January. That heart Anatoly Nikolaevich stopped beating, told his colleagues.

VIA “Singing guitar” I offer my sincere condolences in the passing of Anatoly Nikolayevich Vasiliev relatives, friends and fans. Grieve. God rest his soul! – wrote “Singing guitar” on its official website.

the Whole life of guitarist, jazzman Anatoly Vasilyev has been associated with music. He was artistic Director of the “Singing guitar” until his last day. The ensemble was for him not only the principal, but also a favorite child.

For him, life without music does not exist, he continued to create their musical masterpieces to the last days. Grieving, we were orphaned, bright memory, dear and beloved Anatoly Nikolaevich, – wrote on his page Lyudmila Lazarev.

reference “KP”

VIA “Singing guitar” was born in 1966 in Leningrad. Then Anatoly Vasiliev, who graduated from the conducting and choral Department of the Leningrad Conservatory, the guitarist of ensemble “Friendship”, decided to create his own group and to bring the Soviet music to the Western standards.

First, the “Singing guitar” played their music to vacationers at the black sea camp sites, and in November 1966, officially presented its programme in Mechanical Institute. The success was resounding. And two years later the ensemble released its first record.

- in fact, it was the first artifact of the domestic beat music, where the “Singing guitar” appeared not so much as “singing”, but as “playing”, – say the musicians.

Some of the most famous songs of the ensemble “Blue frost“, “No you beautiful”, “song cyclists”.


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