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Encyclopedia > Vladimir Vavilov

Vladimir Vavilov (5 May 19253 November 1973) was a Russian guitarist, lutenist and composer. He was a student of P. Isakov (guitar) and I. Admoni (composition) at the Rimski-Korsakov Music College in St Petersburg. He played an important part in the Early Music Revival in the Soviet Union. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... The lute is a plucked string instrument with a fretted neck and a deep round back. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and...

Vavilov was active as a performer on both lute and guitar, as a music editor for a state music publishing house, and more importantly as a composer. He routinely ascribed his own works to other Renaissance or Baroque composers, usually with total disregard of a style that should have been appropriate, in the spirit of Fetis, Kreisler, Ponse, Casadesus and other mystificators of the previous eras. His works achieved enormous circulation, and some of them achieved true folk music status, with several poems set to his melodies. The most famous of his hoaxes were "KANZONA by Francesco da Milano" (known as the "The City of Gold" song), "ELEGY by Mikhail Vyssotsky", "RICERCAR by Niccolo Nigrino", and most famous of all, "AVE MARIA by Giulio Caccini" (Vavilov himself did not call it so, having it as Anonymous instead) often performed to this day, notably by Andrea Bocelli, Sumi Jo, Charlotte Church inter alia. The lute is a plucked string instrument with a fretted neck and a deep round back. ... Classical and Bass Guitar The guitar is a musical instrument, used in a wide variety of musical styles, and is also widely known as a solo classical instrument. ... Raphael was famous for depicting illustrious figures of the Classical past with the features of his Renaissance contemporaries. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... he has a son and his name is bevis and his daughter named butt head Bocelli has congenital glaucoma. ... Sumi Jo is an operatic soprano. ... Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed on February 21, 1986) is a Welsh pop singer who rose to international fame in childhood as a popular classical singer. ...

Vavilov died in poverty, of pancreatic cancer, a few month before the appearance of "The City of Gold", which became a hit overnight. Pancreatic cancer (also called cancer of the pancreas) is a malignant tumour within the pancreatic gland. ...


http://ru68guit.km.ru/persona/vavilovvf.html Complete bio in Russian



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