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2 Pieces for Balalaika and Piano

Composer: Goltz Boris

Instruments: Balalaika Piano

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Boris Grigorevich Goltz (Russian: Борис Григорьевич Гольц; 16 December (OS) / 29 December 1913 – 3 March 1942), was a Russian composer. He is remembered today mainly for his set of 24 Preludes, Op. 2, for piano.
He was born in Tashkent, Russian Empire (in present-day Uzbekistan). He moved with his family to Leningrad in 1926. In 1933 entered the Leningrad Conservatory, initially as a piano student, working with Nikolayev. His harmony teacher, V. V. Pushkov, persuaded him to take up composing seriously, and he obtained a double degree in piano (graduated 1938) and composition (graduated 1940).
Russian involvement in World War II commenced in 1941. Goltz volunteered for the Army, but was instead assigned to the Political Administration of the Baltic Fleet, to compose patriotic songs. Several of his songs, such as Shining Star in the Heavens, The Song of Anger and The Song of Vengeance, became very popular during the war. He worked in inhuman conditions during the Siege of Leningrad, and died six months after the start of the Siege, of illness caused by malnutrition.
Few of Goltz's works were published in his life-time, and most are lost. His 24 Preludes, Op. 2 have been recorded by Sergei Podobedov, issued on the Music & Arts label.