Anatoliy Andreyev

Anatoliy Andreyev
Born (1941-04-10)10 April 1941
Republic of Buryatia
Died 2004 (aged 6263)
Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia
Alma mater Urals Mussorgsky State Conservatoire
Occupation Composer; educator; music director
Years active 1970–2004
Known for Anthem of the Republic of Buryatia

Anatoliy Andreyevich Andreyev (Russian: Анато́лий Андре́евич Андре́ев; born 10 April 1941 — 2004 in Ulan-Ude) was a Buryat composer of popular and classical music. In 1995, he composed the music for the Anthem of the Republic of Buryatia (lyrics by Damba Zhalsarayev).[1]


Andreyev was educated at the Urals Mussorgsky State Conservatoire, graduating in 1969 with a degree in composition. He was a prolific composer; his works include numerous popular songs, oratorios, cantatas, and the ballet Poet's Song (1984).[2] Andreyed is renowned for his melodic compositions. The National Anthem of Buryatia was initially conceived as a song dedicated to Buryatia, "Our Native Land" ("Песня о родной земле"); it won the state competition for the national anthem, being written into the respective 1995 law.[3]

Andreyed dedicated a considerable portion of his career to the Buryat national heritage. One of the composer's last works was the opera Geser (2002) in the Buryat language, based on the Buryat epic of the same name (see Epic of King Gesar).[2] The opera premiered in March 2004 at the Buryat National Opera.[3]

Andreyev's career included teaching positions at musical institutions of higher learning in Buryatia where he taught composition. He was also the music director of Theatre ''Baikal'', the national theatre of folk music and dance in Ulan-Ude. His contributions to the Buryat culture were officially recognised with the titles of Meritorious Artist of the Buryat Republic and that of Russia, while his songs and ballads continue to be popular to this day.[2]

See also


  1. Гимн Бурятии [National Anthem of Buryatia]. Ministry of Culture of Buryatia (in Russian). Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 Abasheieva, L. I. (2014). Анатолий Андреев: Композитор и его время [Anatoliy Andreyev: A Composer and His Times] (in Russian). Academic Music of Siberia. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  3. 1 2 Abasheieva, L. I. (16 February 2016). Слово о композиторе Анатолии Андрееве [About the composer Anatoliy Andreyev] (in Russian). Ministry of Culture for the Republic of Buryatia, Cultural Heritage Centre. Retrieved 10 October 2016.

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