Maestro recalled the collaboration with the famous singer. Raimonds Pauls said, as Alla Pugacheva in the eighties refused to perform “Million scarlet roses”, considering it too simple for yourself. But the composer and lyricist, the poet Andrei Voznesensky was able to convince the singer.
Well-known composer Raimonds Pauls this Sunday became the hero of the popular program of the First channel “Honestly Yuri Nikolayev”. 81-year-old Maestro, in conversation with television presenter could not avoid the topic of cooperation with the singer Alla Pugacheva, in which repertoire the songs composed by Raimonds Pauls, occupy a special place.
But as admitted by the composer, at times, cost him no pains to convince Dolly parton to sing a particular song. So it was with the hit “Million scarlet roses”, words to which he wrote a famous poet Andrei Voznesensky.
“When we Voznesensky showed alle “Million scarlet roses”, she said, “I will not sing,” recalled Raymond Pauls. Why? Well, as it usually likes to say: “what can I sing?! Three notes”. But then things turned out differently.”
The song “Million scarlet roses” became one of the most popular songs of the decade. In 1983 Alla Pugacheva with her won the prestigious all-Union festival “song of the year”.
With this hit Diva was performing at the anniversary party Raimond, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the composer, and sincerely thanked him for his “Million scarlet roses”. Outraged viewers left the concert Alla Pugacheva
In General, remembering joint with Alla Pugacheva creativity in the eighties, Raimonds Pauls said that the singer at that time the country was not. And the question of Yuri Nikolayev, whom he considers a performer’s number one, the composer replied without hesitation:
“But you know whose name I called. Working with Alla was always the most successful. In 80-e years, no one could top it. Her performance is always top class. It’s clear”.
Songs created for Alla Pugacheva Raimonds Pauls, entered the Golden Fund of the repertoire of the singer in her career. All in all, Maestro has created more than 500 compositions, which provided many vocalists immense popularity among the fans. “I’m glad that these songs that they sung and people like me,” said Raymond Pauls.
By the way, at 81, the composer is full of optimism and not without a sense of humor.
“I believe that my life is quite possible, says Pauls. – I have lived to this age, but can still go on stage, and the main thing he can to escape it”.