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Russian Folk Songs [Vinyl]


Release Date: 07/10/2015 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: MELLP0036  
Composer:  TraditionalAlexander E. Varlamov
Performer:  Alexei MartynovEvgeny BelyaevIvan SurzhikovMikhail Petukhov,   ... 
Conductor:  Ludmilla ZykimaValentin LevashovA. TsadikovskyAnton Popovic,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alexandrov Song and Dance EnsembleState Republic Russian Folk EnsemblePyatnitsky State Russian Folk Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Today Russian folklore is called a “treasury of song art,” “the people’s soul” and “examples of truth and beauty.” Neither art nor daily life in Russia across the ages would be imaginable without folk song. Bylinas, drawling and dance songs, chastushkas, gypsy and Russian romances – all of its numerous offspring are still as popular as ever, and the best performers make them a part of their repertoire. This LP features traditional songs recorded in the 1960s-80s by the best Russian instrumental and choral collectives of the time. Today Russian folklore is called a “treasury of song art,” “the people’s soul” and “examples of truth and beauty.” Neither art nor daily life in Russia across the ages would be imaginable without folk song. Bylinas, drawling and dance songs, chastushkas, gypsy and Russian romances – all of its numerous offspring are still as popular as ever, and the best performers make them a part of their repertoire. This LP features traditional songs recorded in the 1960s-80s by the best Russian instrumental and choral collectives of the time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Kalinka by Traditional
Performer:  Alexei Martynov (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alexandrov Song and Dance Ensemble
Written: Russia 
2.
Along the Street the Blizzard Sweeps by Alexander E. Varlamov
Performer:  Evgeny Belyaev (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ludmilla Zykima
Orchestra/Ensemble:  State Republic Russian Folk Ensemble
Written: Russia 
3.
Oh You, Wide Steppe by Traditional
Conductor:  Valentin Levashov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pyatnitsky State Russian Folk Choir
Written: Russia 
4.
Pedlars by Traditional
Performer:  Ivan Surzhikov (Tenor)
Conductor:  A. Tsadikovsky
Written: Russia 
5.
Dashing Merchant Rode to the Fair by Traditional
Performer:  Mikhail Petukhov (Piano)
Conductor:  Anton Popovic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voronezh State Folk Choir
Written: Russia 
6.
Felt Boots by Traditional
Conductor:  A. Tsadikovsky
Written: Russia 
7.
In the Field There Stood a Little Birch Tree by Traditional
Performer:  Nikolai Gres (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alexandrov Song and Dance Ensemble
Written: Russia 
8.
In the Wild Steppes Beyond Baikai by Traditional
Conductor:  Ilmar Lapinsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academic Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments
Written: Russia 
9.
Hey You, Porushka-Paranya by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble of the State Gnessins Music Teachers Institute
Written: Russia 
10.
The Rush Was Rustling by Traditional
Performer:  E. Ponomaryova (Voice)
Conductor:  V. Mochalov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Siberian Russian Folk Choir
Written: Russia 
11.
I'll Go Outside by Traditional
Performer:  A. Strelchenko (Voice)
Conductor:  A. Tsadikovsky
Written: Russia 
12.
Ducks Are Flying by Traditional
Performer:  T. Fufayeva (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pyatnitsky State Russian Folk Choir
Written: Russia 
13.
Down Piterskaya Street, folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Alexander Vedernikov (Bass)
Conductor:  V. Krasnoyartsev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boyan Russian Folk Orchestra
Written: Russia 

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