Though highly-controversial and bureaucratic, his works for children were his most important contributions to the musical world. He firmly believed that neither life or music could exist without children. Although he never received much popularity in the west due to his political stance, he had extraordinary and extensive melodious legacy left behind. He received the “Stalin's Prize” twice along with numerous State prizes and perquisites. He was anointed as the “People’s Artist of USSR” and further awarded the “Order of Lenin.” He was also honored as the “Hero of Socialist Labor” in 1974.
His musical heritage clearly signified the most important characteristics of his personality– a symbiotic connection to his surroundings and immaculate depth of perception.
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