Isaac Dunaevsky is considered to be a classic of the Soviet operetta and the best of the masters of the Soviet mass song. Known even after more than half a century, the hits “My country is wide, my heart,” “Heart, you do not want peace …”, “Oh, viburnum is blooming …”, “What you were, remained so …” – belong to Isaac Dunaevsky. In addition to songs, the composer has written more than a dozen operettas and ballets, as well as music for many films. Dunaevsky possessed a unique melodic gift, and his light music was perfectly combined with the symphonic genre.
Isaac Osipovich was born in the Ukrainian town of Lokhvitsa in the Poltava region on January 30, 1900. His father was a wealthy bank employee, who also had his own fruit water company. Continue reading