Platon Maiboroda

1918-1989, Ukraine

Ukrainian composer, People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (since 1968), laureate of the State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR named after T. Shevchenko (1962), People's Artist of the USSR (since 1979). Brother of the composer George Maiboroda.


He was born on December 1, 1918 in the village of Plekhivshchyna (now the village of Globynsky District, Poltava Region) in a peasant family. In this family, a kind of ensemble arose, consisting of a violin, a bandura, a balalaika, and a mandolin. Platon learned to play the balalaika by ear from an early age. And his older brother, George Maiboroda, who was the first in the family to pave the way to music, began to teach him musical literacy.

In 1932, the family moved to Zaporozhye, where George Maiboroda was working at the time.

The German-Soviet war began, and the Maiborody brothers stood up to defend the Motherland. At the end of 1945, P. Maiboroda returned to the Motherland after demobilization.

From 1939 to 1941, he studied at the Kyiv Conservatory in the composition class of L. M. Revutsky, which he graduated in 1947. For about six years, Platon Ilarionovych worked as a teacher at the Reingold Glier Kyiv Music School and at the evening music school for young people. For many years, P. Maiboroda collaborated with the Kyiv Film Studio named after Oleksandr Dovzhenko, wrote music for numerous films.

He died at the age of 71 on July 8, 1989 in Kyiv. He was buried at Baikovo Cemetery in Kyiv (plot No. 2). The author of the grave monument is architect Anatoly Chemerys, sculptor Mykola Bilyk.

The author of numerous songs and choruses, arrangements of folk songs, as well as lyrical songs - including "Rushnychok", "If you love", "We will go where the grass is inclined", "Kyiv Waltz". In the creative work, there is also the symphonic poem "Heroic Overture", the vocal-symphonic poem "Poplar" (words by Taras Shevchenko), music for dramatic performances, as well as for films. Throughout his creative career, Platon Maiboroda fruitfully cooperated with the State Television and Radio of the Ukrainian SSR. His choral works, lyrical songs, symphonic music were recorded with the choir and symphonic orchestra of the State Television and Radio and are a golden fund and property of the state.

Vocal and oratorical works

vocal-symphonic oratorio "Thought about Dnipro" (words by A. Shiyan and T. Masenko, 1954),
the poem "Poplar" (1966, by T. Shevchenko),
2 cantatas (1956, 1974);

for symphony orchestra —

"Heroic Overture" (1947);

songs (more than 100) —

"The mists were spreading" (1940, sl. O. Novitskyi),
cycle about Social Heroes. Works (1949, sl. O. Yushchenko),
"Collective farm waltz" (1949, sl. A. Malyshka),
"White Chestnuts" (1953, A. Malyshka),
"Kyiv Waltz" (1954, A. Malyshka),
"The road has passed" (1954, A. Malyshka),
"We will go where the grass is sloping" (1954, A. Malyshka),
"My Good Friends" (1955, directed by T. Masenko),
"My Native Mother" ("The Towel Song", 1958, A. Malyshka),
"You are my faithful love" (1958, A. Malyshka),
"If you love" (1959, sl. M. Nagnybidy),
"The groves make noise near the stream" (1967, A. Malyshka),
"My path" (1970, A. Malyshka),
"Song about Cossack graves" (1962, A. Malyshka),
"Song about a teacher" and others (1967, sl. A. Malyshka),
"Guerrilla Thought" (1963, sl. M. Stelmakh),
"You will grow up, my son" (1973, sl. by V. Simonenko),
"Poplar barcarola" (1973, sl. V. Sausyura),
"My native land" (1973, directed by D. Lutsenko),
"Feat" (1971, directed by D. Lutsenko),
"Don't knock down the flower, cuckoo" (1975, slang by M. Tkacha),
"I'm going to you in a song" (1982, lyrics by Tamara Mezentseva), etc.;

songs for children;

arrangements of folk songs;

music for theatrical performances, movies:

"Valley of Blue Rocks" (1956),
"Far and Near" (1957),
"Storm over the Fields" (1958),
"The Shift Begins at Six" (1958),
"Summers of Youth" (1958),
"Odesa" (1959),
"Human blood is not water" (1960, dummies),
"Dmytro Horytsvit",
"Ukrainian Rhapsody" (1961),
"People do not know everything" (1964),
"A thought about a British woman" (1969),
"Applicant" (1973)
"Farewell, pharaohs!" (1975),
"Simple Cares" (1975),
"Diplomats involuntarily" (1978),
"Reviews" (1979),
"Visit to Kovalivka" (1980).

Recordings of Ukrainian folk songs.

Maiboroda P. I. "Oy po gori romaine is blooming" (syllabary by T. Shevchenko): I. Patorzhynskyi, I. Polishchuk (fp.). — 8617, 1939;
Maiboroda P.I. "Hymn to the brotherhood" (by M. Rylskyi): State. choir. Chapel of the Ukrainian SSR "Thought", artist. driver A. Magpie. — D 2044-45, 1954;
Maiboroda PI "Song about the gun" (A. Malyshko): D. Hnatiuk, "Youth's song" (M. Nagnybida): State. Ukrainian born chorus, "We'll go where the grass is sloping", "The path has passed" (song by A. Malyshka): M. Fokin and S. Kozak. — D 005360-61, 1959;
Maiboroda P.I. "The road has passed" (song by A. Malyshka): M. Fokin and S. Kozak, "Collective farm waltz" (song by A. Malyshka): L. Rudenko and P. Bilynnyk. — D 6399-400, 1960;
Maiboroda P. I. "If you love" (s. M. Nagnybidy): State. choir. Chapel of the Ukrainian SSR "Thought", "My Love" (song by T. Masenko): ft. Vepryk, "White Chestnuts" (performed by A. Malyshka): bandurist trio: N. Pavlenko, V. Tretyakova, T. Polishchuk, "Gay in a clean field" (performed by T. Masenko): Choir of Ukrainian Radio; "What are you going to do" (sl. V. Shvets): M. Fokin, "My native mother" (sl. A. Malyshka): D. Hnatyuk, "Youth song" (sl. M. Nagnybidy): T. Zalevska and H. Chuknyuk; "My good friends" (by T. Masenko): M. Fokin and SCossack. — D 6837-38, 1960;
Maiboroda P. I. "Song about Ukraine" (song by A. Malyshka): ensemble of songs of the Ukrainian Radio p/k A. Bobir. — D 14087-88, 1964;
Maiboroda P. I. "Song about the gun" (song by A. Malyshka): D. Hnatyuk. — D 14125-26, 1964;
Maiboroda P. I. "Fogs spread" (by A. Novitskyi): State Government. Ukrainian born choir named after G. Verovki, artist. driver A. Avdievskyi, soloists M. Shramenko and V. Mokrenko. — C30-07783-84, 1976;
Maiboroda PI "Duma" (sl. A. Malyshka): VIA "Kobza", artist. driver O. Lednev. — C60-10941-42, 1978;
Maiboroda P. I. "Kyiv Waltz" (by A. Malyshka): S. Kozak and Gurov. — S60-13317-18, 1979, etc.


Every year before P. Maiboroda's birthday, his wife - Tetyana Maiboroda-Vynnychenko - organizes concerts of his works, radio broadcasts and TV programs; collected the memories of contemporaries, published articles, initiated the creation of a memorial office-luminary at the TsDAMLM (on Sofiivska Square), prepared a CD release.
Memorial plaque to Platon Maiboroda on the house on the street. Sofiyska, 16 in Kyiv

On December 1, 2018, a memorable date is celebrated at the state level in Ukraine - 100 years since the birth of Platon Maiboroda (1918–1989), a composer.

Zaporizhia Music School bears the composer's name.

A street in the Shevchenkiv district of Kyiv, as well as streets in Dnipro, Brovary, and Sorokino, Luhansk region, were named in honor of Platon Maiboroda

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