Composer Eduard Artemiev was a great talent, creating music outside of time. On December 29, People’s Artist of Russia, actor and director Vladimir Mashkov told Izvestia about this.
Earlier on Thursday it became known about the death of the 85-year-old composer.
“I happened to work with Eduard Nikolaevich, he was a living legend, a passionate and, of course, an incredibly talented person,” he shared his memories of working with the composer.
Mashkov noted that Artemiev’s music was not part of the film or the play. According to the actor, she herself became the center of attraction for the emotions and feelings of the viewer.
Also on Thursday, People’s Artist of Russia Larisa Dolina told Izvestiya that Artemiev’s music occupies a special place in her life, soul and work. She also admitted that during the recording of the song “Forbidden Love” by his authorship, “tears poured down” from her.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called Artemiev’s music brilliant. The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalled that a couple of weeks ago a concert dedicated to his work was held in the Kremlin.
Information about the composer’s death after a serious illness was confirmed to Izvestia by the musician’s son Artemy. Date and place of farewell to him will be announced later.
The hospitalization of Artemyev became known on December 9th. The patient was found to have 30% lung involvement. The situation was also complicated by chronic heart disease.
Ekaterina Artemyeva, the granddaughter of the deceased composer, in an interview with Izvestia, admitted that she was in awe of her grandfather’s work and considered him a true professional.