“The Era Kobzon

Gone from the life of the artist, on the songs which several generations have grown up

Joseph Koszonheto: TASS, Vyacheslav Prokofiev

– Thursday, August 30 it became known about death of people’s artist of the USSR, first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on culture Iosif Kobzon at the age of 80 years.

Culture30 August 2018Скончался Joseph Calzonetti read more

For many years, the singer struggled with cancer. The tumor was diagnosed in 2004, and thereafter, he underwent several operations. In July 2018, it became known that Kobzon was hospitalized in early August he was discharged from the hospital.

One of the first songs, which began to speak Kobzon became the “Cuba – my love”, written by Aleksandra Pakhmutova by the arrival of Fidel Castro.

The real fame of a young singer brought the lyrical song “in our courtyard”, which appeared on the air in 1962.

In the works Kobzon, who was born shortly before the great Patriotic war, the special place occupied by Patriotic songs about the fate of its participants. One of the most famous in his repertoire was the song “Cranes” on the poems of Rasul Gamzatov, which was originally recorded and performed by Mark Bernes.

In the song “the Ballad of colors” from the mouth of Kobzon heard the story about the mothers waiting for sons to war.

At the gala concerts in honor of May 9 many years, has always sounded the song “Victory Day” performed Kobzon.

A true symbol of the film “Seventeen moments of spring”, released in 1974, was the song “Moments” performed Kobzon.

The film also sounds “Song about far homeland” performed Kobzon.

Kobzon was one of the performers of the song “And the battle is going again”, written by Pakhmutova and Nikolay Dobronravov in 1974 in honor of the October revolution.

People who knew Kobzon, often talked about his love of life. This attitude of the singer captures the song, which became one of his “business cards” “I love you, life”.

In Kobzon’s repertoire was a song on the topic of the day, such as the anti-war song “Until later” in 1983.

A few years ago in the Internet appeared the recording of the song about Stalin’s repressions “was … was, was…” performed Kobzon, which was not previously known. Later, the singer told that he was able to perform the song only once, in 1991, after which Kobzon asked her not to speak.

Kobzon was actively engaged in peacekeeping. In the 1980s, he repeatedly flew to Afghanistan, where he spoke to the Soviet military. During the Chechen war, he made several trips to Chechnya, where he met with Shamil Basayev.

In October 2002, Kobzon was one of those who agreed to enter into negotiations invaders theatrical center on Dubrovka. Then, together with Irina Khakamada he was able to building several hostages.

In the 1990s, the U.S. began to participate actively in the political life of the country. In 1993, he ran for the state Duma of the first convocation, but was defeated. Later, however, he was elected Deputy of the state Duma II-VII convocations. In the lower house of Parliament, he, in particular, held the position of first Deputy Chairman of Committee on culture.

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