Not so many songs pass through the decades, separated from the author and lives an independent life. Creating good music and the text does not guarantee the people's love.
It plays a major role in getting the songs one time or another, historical events.
History of creation
The famous "Katyusha" was born fora few years before World War II in 1938. Through the efforts of the poet and composer Michael Isakovskogo Matthew Blanter was created hits for centuries. The first performer of the song became a soloist of the jazz orchestra Valentine Batishcheva. Later it sang Russian songs such legends as Ruslanova, Krasovitskaia Faith, George Vinogradov.
Light and catchy tune quickly becamepopular and went to the people. After a few years with this gentle woman's name became firmly associated martial installation of World War II, bringing terror to the Nazi troops. We dubbed them so retroactively.
The famous "Katyusha" - is an organic unity of text and music.
According to the memoirs of the authors, M. Isakovsky wrote the first vivid and memorable octave, and then he stepped creative "stupor." With so this happens, nothing usually. However, when the poems were the composer and the "felt" right melody Isakovskogo willy-nilly had to write the continuation and completion of future hits.
Despite the fact that the war while notbegan, it has been a premonition. On the basis of it, and was born the idea of a romantic story about a girl longing for her beloved, departed to the front. The task set by the composer, poet coped brilliantly. The mood set by the music, supported by poems. Already in the first performance the song was performed three encores. Further more.
The war broke out. "Katyusha" in hard times it helped to survive, raising morale, strengthening fighters in faith in the inevitable victory. According to the memoirs, it "recharged" Even the Nazis - that's how much force was victorious melodies, inextricably fused with the text!
Interestingly, a few left Isakovskyversions of the story in the lyrics. Including variant endings where Katyusha out from the shore and "takes the song with him." It is rare, but nevertheless executed.
The song "Katyusha" according to researchers typed at least two dozen front, uncensored versions.
"Katyusha" lucky more than otherssongs of the war years. Thus, the "dugout" Alexei Surkov, long time did not pass military censorship because of the alleged "relaxing" lines "and to death four steps ..." A poem of the same Isakovskogo "Enemies have burnt native hut," written at the end of the war, and did horrible under an unofficial ban on almost twenty years. A "Katyusha" and today in the ranks! It sounds cheeky, young and mischievous!