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Vladimir Shainsky

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Vladimir Yakovlevich Shainsky (Владимир Яковлевич Шаинский; 12 December 1925 – 25 December 2017) was a Soviet and Russian composer. He was a recipient of the People's Artist of the RSFSR (1986). Biography Shainsky was born in Kyiv to a Jewish family. He first studied violin at the music school in Kyiv. His studies there were interrupted in 1941 by World War II, when his family was evacuated to Tashkent, Uzbek SSR. He continued his musical education at the Tashkent Conservatory, until he was enlisted in the Red Army. After the war he entered Moscow Conservatory, where he graduated as a violinist. In the 1950s Shainsky played in Leonid Utyosov's orchestra, taught students, and worked as a music manager at various dance orchestras. He later studied composition in Baku conservatory. His first compositional works were a string quartet, created in 1963 during his studies in Baku conservatory, and a symphony, written in 1965. During his career as a composer, Shainsky wrote a great
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