Matvey Blanter

Biography

Born: February 10, 1903; Potshep, Chernigov govt.  
Blanter received his education at the music institutes of Kursk and Moscow. Mainly a composer of songs, dances and light music of the theatre, Blanter worked at theatres in Moscow, Magnitogorsk and Gorky. His work is lyrical with a distinct Russian character. The song =Katyusha= (1938) was internationally popular, and it became the anti-Fascist hymn in Italy. Blanter received his education at the music institutes of Kursk and Moscow. Mainly a composer of songs, dances and light music of the theatre, Blanter worked at theatres in Moscow, Magnitogorsk and Gorky. His work is lyrical with a distinct Russian character. The song =Katyusha= (1938) was internationally popular, and it became the anti-Fascist hymn in Italy. Read less