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   For other people named Andrey Petrov, see Andrey Petrov (disambiguation).
Andrey Pavlovich Petrov (Russian: ; September 2, 1930 – February 15, 2006) was a
Russian and Soviet composer. Andrey Petrov is known for his music for films such as I Step
Through Moscow, Beware of the Car, and Office Romance.

          Contents
 1 Life
 2 Selected works
 3 Honours and awards
 4 External links


Life
A native of St. Petersburg (then Leningrad), Petrov was the son of a military doctor; his
mother was an artist. He had little interest in music until, at fourteen, he saw The Great Waltz;
                                                                                                      Andrey Petrov in 2000
after this he decided to become a composer. He studied composition at the Leningrad
Conservatory under Orest Yevlakhov.
Petrov is known for his work in various genres; he wrote a number of operas and ballets, as well as symphonic works,
incidental and film music, and various songs. He is especially famous for his ballet Creation of the World, based on drawings
by Jean Effel. This was performed around the world, with Mikhail Baryshnikov among its first performers. Petrov also scored
over eighty films, including the Soviet-American co-production The Blue Bird.
From 1964 until his death Petrov was the head of the St. Petersburg Composers' Union, to which he was introduced by Dmitri
Shostakovich. He also founded and served as the general director of a music festival in St. Petersburg. He won numerous
prizes and awards; on May 22, 1998 he was made an honorary citizen of St. Petersburg, and a small planet was also named
after him.
Petrov's wife, Natalya Yefimovna, was a well-known musicologist; his only daughter, Olga, co-wrote a number of his later
works.
Andrey Petrov died in St. Petersburg; he is buried at the Volkovskoye Cemetery in the city.

Selected works
Film music
   Amphibian Man (1961)
   I Step Through Moscow (1963)
   Thirty Three (1965)
   Beware of the Car (1966)
   Taming of the Fire (1972)
   The Blue Bird (1976)
   Office Romance (1977)
   Autumn Marathon (1979)
   Say A Word About The Poor Gussar (1980)

Honours and awards
   This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.
  Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
     3rd class (2 September 2005) - for outstanding contribution to the development of national musical culture, and many
     years of creative activity
     4th class (29 August 2000) - for his great personal contribution to the development of national musical art
  Order of Lenin (1985)
  State Prize of the Russian Federation (1995)
  Award of the President of the Russian Federation (1999)
  USSR State Prize (1967 and 1976)
  People's Artist of the USSR (1980)
  People's Artist of the RSFSR (1976)
  Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1972)
  Honorary citizen of St. Petersburg (Resolution of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg № 104 of 22 May 1998)

External links
  Andrey Petrov    at the Internet Movie Database
                                                                                              Wikimedia Commons has media
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