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obviously think that this song written by hachatulian and me is the best, but the chorus needs a little modification. He asked how much time we needed, I said.

judging experts obviously think that this song written by hachatulian and me is the best, but the chorus needs a little modification. He asked how much time we needed, and I said five hours. In fact, we can finish it in five minutes, but it seems inappropriate for me to say that we can fix it here at that time. So how surprised I was when I saw that my reply made me very angry. Stalin must have thought: the national anthem is a national event. Shostakovich said he could change it in five hours. It’s not serious. This proved once again that Stalin knew nothing about composition. As long as you know a little about composition, you won’t be surprised by my estimation. About the author of

: Dimitri dimitriyevich shostakovic( Дмитрий ・ Дмитриевич ・ Шостакович, September 25, 1906 – August 9, 1975), one of the most important composers in the former Soviet Union and one of the world famous composers in the 20th century; Born in St. Petersburg, studied piano and composition in Petersburg Conservatory of music from 1919 to 1925; He graduated successively in 1923 and 1925 and became famous for his first symphony; In 1927, he won the prize in Chopin Piano Competition; The 7th Symphony created in the patriotic war is famous all over the world; In 1957 and 1962, it caused controversy because of the 10th and 13th symphonies; Joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1960; His main works include Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto, Cello Concerto and a large number of chamber music; Died in Moscow in 1975.

during the patriotic war, the authorities decided that the international anthem would no longer be used as the National Anthem of the Soviet Union. First, the lyrics are inappropriate, “there has never been a savior, nor does it depend on the Immortal Emperor”. Second, the Internationale is a foreign work DD France. How can it be used as the national anthem? So they hurriedly pieced together new lyrics for the composer.

Stalin ordered hachatulian and I to write a national anthem together. The idea is stupid. Hachatulian and I have different styles, working methods and temperament. Besides, who wants to work in the composer’s collective farm? But we have to obey.

anyway, we finally combined the two national anthems into a song that can be called a wonder of art. The melody is mine and the chorus is his. We almost quarreled on the dispenser. It’s stupid to pinch two people’s fittings together. Either use his or mine, it will be faster. If only one person writes and signs the names of two people, it will be faster. But neither of us wants to do it.

I think of the guessing game my sisters and I used to play when we wanted to avoid housework. My name is hachatulian. Guess which hand I hold a matchstick. Hachatulian guessed right, so I had to write the dispenser.

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participated in the finals with a total of five songs: one by Alexandrov, one by Georgian composer Iona duskia, one by hachatulian, one by me, and one by hachatulian and me.

the song written by Alexandrov was called the party song at that time. Stalin asked them to sing DD at a slower speed, like a hymn. After listening, Stalin said it was a “warship like song” and gave it a new name DD “Bolshevik song”.

evaluation continues. When the sound on the stage finally stopped, hachatulian and I were led to the box to meet Stalin. Stalin made a profound speech on what the National Anthem should be. That’s a typical Stalin cliche. I can’t even remember it.

suddenly, the boring conversation took a dangerous turn. Stalin wanted to show that he knew orchestration very well. It was clearly reported to him that Alexandrov’s music was not his own orchestration, but by a professional adaptation. Many people who participated in the competition did the same. The orchestration of dozens of national anthems was made by the same experienced expert. At this point, hachatulian and I are a glorious minority, because we write our own orchestrations.

at the beginning, Stalin asked Alexandrov why his song was so poorly adapted. Alexandrov never dreamed of this DD talking to Stalin. The author of “warship like song” turned purple and terrified. But this is also the moment when a person reveals his heart. In order to protect himself, Alexandrov puts the responsibility on the adapter.

Stalin’s interest in Alexandrov’s tragic defense is an unhealthy interest. Noting this, Alexandrov became more and more jealous. The poor adapter became a saboteur. He seemed to deliberately make a mess of Alexandrov’s song.

I can’t help it anymore. This despicable performance may kill the adapter for no reason. So I said that the adapter is an excellent professional worker, and it’s unfair to blame him. Stalin was obviously surprised by this turning point in the conversation, but at least he didn’t interrupt me.

Stalin asked us which national anthem we all liked best, and he also asked me. I decided not to mention my song, the song of hachatulian and the song we wrote together. I don’t like Alexandrov’s songs very much. Thus, only one of the five candidate songs is left, the one by DD Iona duskia. So, I say this one is the best, but I add that it’s not easy to remember, even though duskia is Georgian.

judging experts obviously think that this song written by hachatulian and me is the best, but the chorus needs a little modification. He asked how much time we needed, and I said five hours. In fact, we can finish it in five minutes, but it seems inappropriate for me to say that we can fix it here at that time. So how surprised I was when I saw that my reply made Stalin very angry.

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