Nikita Bogoslovsky

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Background information
Born(1913-05-22)May 22, 1913
Saint Petersburg, Russia
DiedApril 4, 2004(2004-04-04) (aged 90)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation(s) Composer, conductor
Instruments Piano
Years active1928–2004

Nikita Vladimirovich Bogoslovsky (Russian : Никита Владимирович Богословский; May 22, 1913 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire – April 4, 2004 in Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet and Russian composer. Author of more than 200 songs, 8 symphonies (1940–1991), 17 operettas and musical comedies, 58 soundtracks, and 52 scores for theater productions.


Bogoslovsky is best known for two Mark Bernes's trademark songs from the war film Two Soldiers (1943): "Tyomnaya noch" (Dark Is the Night) and "Shalandy polnye kefali" (Boats Full of Mullets).

Among his many honorary titles and state awards were People's Artist of the USSR (1983), Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1971), and Order of the Red Star (1946). [1]

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  1. "Никита Владимирович Богословский". Retrieved 2011-01-01.