Vadim Alekseevich Gamaliya is a popular composer who worked in Soviet Russia and wrote pop music, as well as accompaniments to films and cartoons. He was a member of the Union of Composers of the USSR and the Russian Federation, and also had and has a large number of fans and connoisseurs who adore his songs.
Who is Vadim Gamaliya
The future composer was born in Rostov-on-Don. After graduating from the Rostov School of Arts, Gamaliya entered the Moscow Conservatory. In total, he wrote about 70 melodies, songs which were performed by popular pop singers - Vadim Mulerman, Eduard Khil, Iosif Kobzon, Lyudmila Zykina, Anna Vedishcheva, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Lev Leshchenko, Anna Germania and many others.
The most striking superhit of Vadim Gamaliya is considered "Strict Corporal", written in the 70s of the last century.
The Soviet composer collaborated with the "Earthlings" group. Gamaliya wrote musical accompaniment to the animated films "Fox-Builder", "Zhu-Zhu-Zhu", "Tails", "Eureka", "Mitten", "Rivals", "The Secret of the Iron Door", as well as to the films "Monday - Day heavy”and“Abduction”. The famous film "Mitten" directed by Roman Kachanov and music by Vadim Gamaliya were recognized at once by several domestic and international film festivals in France and Spain as "the best children's film" and a work with "high quality animation".
The cartoon "Mitten" was released at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in 1967.
Death of a composer
Vadim Gamaliya was killed and robbed in Moscow on Gorky Street on the day of his sixtieth birthday on October 13, 1995. As the composer's friend Yuri Chugunov says in his book Music and Everything Else, published in 2005, in recent years Gamaliya suffered from serious problems with alcohol - “alcohol grabbed him with a stranglehold, and never let it out until the very tragic end ". Vadim Gamaliya walked down the street in a state of intoxication, where he was "met" by a group of young people who were also "under the influence". A scuffle ensued, as a result of which the composer died.
Chugunov also says in the book that this end of his friend's life was to some extent predetermined - “In the last few years of his life, we got along with him on alcohol; it was difficult to be friends with him in the correct understanding of this holy word. He was a difficult man."
In memory of the deceased, a concert was held in Moscow, in which many friends and musical "clients" of the composer took part, who performed the famous hits of Vadim Gamaliya - "Without You", "White Swan", "Spring Walk", "City of Lovers", " Forget it”,“My land”,“The windows are shining”,“Remember”,“Why”,“It's very easy to part”,“At first sight”,“Russian winter”,“Your soldier”,“Even or odd”,“Hands of the Motherland”and many others.