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Gladkov did a lot for the development of musical art, Volodin said

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MOSCOW, October 16 Composer Gennady Gladkov enjoyed well-deserved respect and did a lot for the development of musical art, said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.
Gladkov died on Monday at the age of 89.

“”I express my deep condolences in connection with the passing of People's Artist of the Russian Federation Gennady Igorevich Gladkov. A talented Soviet and Russian composer, teacher, Gennady Igorevich enjoyed well-deserved respect, did a lot for the development of musical art, made a significant contribution to the culture of our country,” Volodin is quoted as saying on the State Duma website.
According to Volodin, Gladkov’s departure is a great loss.

Gladkov was born in Moscow in 1935 into a family of musicians. He wrote music for such animated films as “The Kid and Carlson”, “Well, Just Wait!”, “The Blue Puppy”, “How the Lion Cub and the Turtle Sang a Song” and many others. His works can also be heard in the films “12 Chairs”, “An Ordinary Miracle”, “Gentlemen of Fortune”, “Dog in the Manger”, “New Year’s Adventures of Masha and Viti” and others. In addition, the composer also composed music for theatrical productions. Since 1998, Gennady Gladkov has been an Honored Artist of the RSFSR, since 2002 – People's Artist of Russia.

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