Dmitri Valentinovich Smirnov (born in 1952) is the Petersburgian composer, whose passion is choral and pedagogical activity. The “Compozitor Publishing House • Saint-Petersburg” has already edited his collection of ecclesiastic and secular works to the verses by the Russian poets A. Pushkin, A. Fet, F. Tyutchev, M. Tsvetayeva, I. Annensky, B. Pasternak, A. Tarkovsky, Yu. Morits, so as his cycles “Cypress Casket” to the verses by Innokentiy Annensky and “Birth of Wing” to Yunna Morits, Arseniy Tarkovsky and Boris Pasternak, Concerto for choir to the verses by Osip Mandelshtam, cantata “Midnight Verses” to the poems by Anna Akhmatova, Small Cantata to the verses by the German poets of the 17th century translated by Lev Ginsburg, choral triptych to Avetik Isaakyan, three choruses to the Latin American poets translated to Russian by Viktor Viktorov, Suite to the Verses by the Scottish and English Poets, three songs to the verses by F. Garcia Lorca.
The compositions by Dmitri Smirnov have already entered the stock of different choirs in Russia and all over the world.
This collection is compiled of the choral opuses to the verses by N. Nekrasov, A. Voznesensky, so as the composition “Gebet” to the German verses by the poet A. J. Kenig.
CONCERTO FOR CHOIR TO THE VERSES BY N. NEKRASOV
SIBERIAN BATH-HOUSES. Verses by A. Voznesensky
CANDLE LIT WALTZ. Verses by A. Voznesensky
GEBET. Verses by Alma Johanna König