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How Alexey Rybnikov composed prompt for “Jumble“ and created the nursery pass - the opera about a wolf and seven kids? Last time I told

about the first film experiences of the composer Alexey Rybnikov. And he wrote a lot of music and songs for an animation genre.

“Jumble“ (1974)

the Song from animation prompt of the children`s comic magazine “Eralash“ heard, probably, each of us. But not everyone knows that this fervent tune was thought up by Rybnikov. There was it so.

At first creators of “Jumble“ - Alexander Hmelik and Boris Grachevsky - composed the well-known rhyme:

Boys and little girls, and also their parents whether Cheerful stories you want to hear


Cheerful stories the magazine will show ours,

Cheerful stories in the Eralash magazine!!!
for the text they approached

search of the composer very seriously - staged the whole contest, at the same time strictly anonymous that none of applicants about each other knew.

The first successful option was brought by the famous children`s hit maker - the author of “Antoshka“ and “Cheburashka“, Vladimir Shainsky. The melody was good, here only the composer dared to truncate fairly the text, and it categorically was not pleasant to Hmelik and Grachevsky.

As a result the victory was won by Rybnikov.

A. Rybnikov: “I wrote to

music, wrote down the song in own execution, and after me reported that it also will be prompt to “Jumble“. Music was born very quickly, and a highlight in it, in my opinion, began to whistle those small frazochka which I thought up“.

Eh, would be known by Alexey Lvovich that soon jokers - vulgar persons will begin to whistle the text of a song with an obscene sexual hint: “Boys and little girls... tyutyu - tyutyu - tyu - tyu... and also their parents... tyutyu - tyutyu - tyu - tyu...“ .

Up to 1997, to be exact - before the 117th release of “Jumble“ - the prompt sounded performed by Elena Kamburova. However years later the film with record became so outdated that the song was decided to be rewritten. This time decided to invite not the aunty, but the real boys and little girls from group of the FIDGET. They say that on new prompt it is possible to hear also a voice of future variety star - Sergey Lazarev. Well, and characteristic whistle was executed by Boris Grachevsky.

Di - Jay Groove did not ignore the song and the Russian “remixer of everyone and everything“. As usual, he not only wrote down the mix, but also filled it with a set of quotes from different releases of “Jumble“ (for example, well-known: “Cool Dnieper at cool weather when, being obstinate and showing off, saws cool waves through the woods and mountains...“ ).

By the way, later time Grachevsky not without the bases suspected that idea from prompt of “Jumble“ with an intermediate nasvistyvaniye, Rybnikov will develop and uses one more time in a well-known hit about Buratino (remember, “Bu! Pada - a stalemate - oh - the father! Ra! Pada - a stalemate - oh - the father!“ etc.) . But about it is later...

“A wolf and seven kids in a new way“ (1975)

For now we will concern Rybnikov`s music to m / f Leonida Aristova “A wolf and seven kids in a new way“. As the animated film, in fact, represented the nursery pass - the opera on Yury Entin`s verses, the role of the composer in his creation was nearly more important than a role of the director.

The fate is a lot of - music lovers were caught right there in the Goat song (“Ah, kozlyatushka you are rebyatushka...») echoes... Mary Magdalene`s songs “Everything`s Alright“ from cult fate - Lloyd Webber`s operas “Jesus Christ Superzvezda“ which not once admired Rybnikov. Of course, similarity purely rhythmic (Webber has a major, Rybnikov has a minor), but it obviously is...

To Arius Kozy Tatyana Daskovskaya executed, and for kids the composer`s daughter - Ania of Rybnikov, together with the quartet SMILE sang. Well, and for a role of an unvoiced Wolf the director called the nonprofessional singer - the colleague Harry Bardin.

Leonid Aristov :

“Its vocal skills very juicy. It found the voice some paints, nuances which were perfectly combined with character. I remember such moment: when the Wolf knocked at the door, he instead of swearing, gave such sounds: “Oh - oh - oh - oh! Bu - bu - bu! Bu - bu - oh!“. It both on a rhythm, and on a tonality was combined with character of the character“.

Unlike the original fairy tale, the Wolf in the animated film of kids did not eat. Everything came to an end in the spirit of iridescent hippie - optimism - art won against blood-thirsty instincts, kids made friends with a wolf, and the goat even handed to the “clarified“ predator a camomile.

Leonid Aristov:

“To me for it cut in State cinema - here - pacifistic gesture“.

Pass - the opera about kids continued to live life also out of the animated film. For example, personally I, for the first time heard it only in 1977 - in one of releases of a children`s Alarm clock broadcast where a role of the Goat was played by Irina Muravyyova, the singing teacher - Evgeny Steblov, and the Wolf - Sergey Prokhanov glorified “moustached nurses“.

Rybnikov for animated films and purely instrumental music wrote. Sometimes he was sorry that some of instrumental do not realize the potential completely, and it turned them into songs for other projects.

So, for example, happened to music from a director`s debut of the mentioned Harry Bardin - the animated film “Get a Star“ (1974). It is necessary to tell that Bardin with Rybnikov strong was on friendly terms and quite often dropped in on the composer on a visit where more than once listened to all musical sketches of the owner. And here in Bardin`s life there was an important event. It brought on “Soyuzmultfilm“ the scenario about the boy who found the fallen star and trying to return it on the sky. And take the management and tell - take also itself remove. So the screenwriter became a director, well, and Bardin elicited music for the debut at Rybnikov.

A year when there was a work over fate - the opera “Star and Joaquin Murrieta`s Death“, later the composer decided that is more useless than so beautiful melody to remain dumb, and turned it into “Joaquin`s Song“ (2 - y a track on plasticity).

A. Rybnikov: “It is surprising by

how Neruda`s verses laid down on it, the text and motive were composed absolutely independently from each other!“.

Also precisely Rybnikov arrived also with a melody from m / f “Poor Lisa“ 1978 whom he wrote “in the style of “naive sentimentalism“ corresponding to an era in which there is an action of the story of Karamzin“ . Already very few people remember the animated film, and here the song about “A white dogrose, passions responsible...“ it is well-known on other fate - the opera “Juno and Avos“.

A. Rybnikov:

“I in general like to accumulate through movies material for large serious compositions. So my great teacher Aram Ilyich Khachaturian edified me: cinema - your laboratory, try at first there, and then transfer to symphonic music“.

the Second critical event in creative career of Rybnikov after music to / f. And this history is worthy separate article.

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