Eminent Russian composer dies of Covid

Eminent Russian composer dies of Covid


norman lebrecht

December 30, 2022

The prolific film and television composer Eduard Artemyev has died in moscow after being hospitalised with Covid-19. He was 85.

One of the first electronic composers in the Soviet era, Eduard Artemjev was chosen to write the music for two Russian Olympic Games.

His films include the Andrey Tarkovsky masterpeces Solaris, Mirror and Stalker.


  • Dr Tara Wilson says:

    Eduard Artemyev was a superb composer – moreover, the experimental work he did with electronics, as well as being a major driving force on the ‘underground’ Soviet Avant-garde scene during the 60s and 70s should not be overlooked. RIP!

  • Henry says:

    Sad news. His score for STALKER is fantastic; it serves the film very well.