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MOSCOW, September 17 Nikolai Dobronravov is one of the last great poets who wrote poetry in such a way that they were transformed into music, said in a conversation with the Russian Presidential Adviser on culture Mikhail Shvydkoy.
Nikolai Dobronravov died at the age of 95.
“He is a poet, he wrote wonderful poems, which were then turned into music, you need to really hear the music in order to express it in words, and he knew how to do it… He wrote a huge number of songs that people sing and often don’t even remember. who is the author of the words. Maybe this is the highest calling. He was an amazingly decent, touching and gentle person, thanks to this he came into our lives, into our hearts…” said Shvydkoy.
Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation also noted that the union of Nikolai Dobronravov with Alexandra Pakhmutova is exemplary.
“Nikolai Nikolaevich loved his wife endlessly… This creative union was connected primarily by a human union, with their most tender and touching relationship to each other… When will they talk about the era of 60 -x, 70s, 80s… they will talk about this amazing creative union – Pakhmutova and Dobronravov,” added Shvydkoy.
He noted that the departure of people like Dobronravov leaves unfilled voids and wounds that do not heal.
“He is one of the last great poets and this loss is very great and bitter,” said the agency's interlocutor.
Mikael Tariverdiev, Arno Babajanyan, Polad Bul-Bul ogly, Evgeny Martynov, Leonid Afanasyev, Eduard Kolmanovsky, Arkady Ostrovsky and many others wrote music based on Dobronravov’s poems.
Particularly popular were the songs based on Dobronravov’s poems, written by Pakhmutova – “Geologists”, “The main thing, guys, is not to grow old with your heart!”, “Hugging the sky”, “You know what kind of guy he was!”, “Tired submarine”, “A coward does not play” hockey”, “Tenderness”, “Melody”, “Goodbye, Moscow”, “Hope”, “We cannot live without each other”, “Russian Waltz”, “How young we were”, “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”, ” The team of our youth”, “Furious construction squad”, “And the battle continues again”, “I can’t do otherwise” – a total of more than 400.
Songs based on Dobronravov’s poems were performed by Sergei Lemeshev, Georg Ots, Lyudmila Zykina, Yuri Gulyaev, Muslim Magomaev, Joseph Kobzon, Maya Kristalinskaya, Anna German, Lev Leshchenko, Nonna Mordyukova, Edita Piekha, Tamara Gverdtsiteli, Alexander Gradsky, Eduard Khil, Yuri Bogatikov, Valentina Tolkunova, Lyudmila Senchina, Yulian, Nikolai Baskov, ensembles “Pesnyary”, “Flame”, “Gems”, “Nadezhda”, “Verasy”, “Good fellows”, “Syabry”, Stas Namin’s group and many others.