Danila Pitersky - Master i Margarita

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Danila Pitersky is a young Russian poet and bard whose real name is Danila Yurevich Kudyashov (°1988). He was born in Sevastopol, Ukraine, and moved to Saint Petersburg in 1997. Later he would start to study organisational management there at the State Polytechnic University.

Pitersky is involved in music since he was six years old. On August 4, 2002, a tragedy in his personal life made him write his first song: Четвёртое Августа [Chetvyortoye Avgusta] or the August 4th.

Because of his young age, and since he never really experienced the Soviet era, one might think that Pitersky does not really fit into the group of Russian bards. But in our opinion, it is only for his age, and maybe a little for his young and powerful voice. For the rest, however, he sounds like a true bard, and he's got the potential to be a hope for the future for the genre.

At the age of 23, Danila Pitersky has already made four in-house CDs, and he has written almost 100 songs. One of those CDs is called Нашествие чукч [Nashestvie Chukch] or The Invasion Of The Simple Souls.

One of the songs on this CD is Мастер и Маргарита [Master i Margarita]. The text comes from the poem Hella from the Bulgakov cycle of the female bard Yekaterina Asmus. In that poem, of which Asmus has also made a song herself, she describes how the witch Hella says farewell to Margarita. One could say that, by doing so, she fixed one of the notorious loose ends in the novel, since Bulgakov had completely forgotten about Hella when he described how the devilish company left Moscow on Sparrow Hills. An oblivion which elicited a famous expression from Elena Sergeevna Shilovskaya, the widow of Bulgakov: «Миша забыл Геллу!» or «Misha forgot Hella!». By this song, Danila Pitersky and Yekaterina Asmus seem to have put it right.

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Danila Pitersky - Master i Margarita

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Нашествие чукч
Nashestviye Chukch (2011)

Danila Pitersky


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