Russian Song - Alexandrov Ensemble* - Popular Folksongs (Vinyl, LP)

Russian Folk Songs 7 Inch Vinyl. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Vinyl "Please retry". Vinyl —. Check out our turntable store for a great selection of turntables, needles, accessories, and more. Register a free business account. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.

It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. All the while he is making faces and humorous gestures, his vocal tone and pitch remain spot-on. That is the achievement of this kind of performance: while the audience and the other musicians laugh so much at Kharitonov's clowning see image, left , at the same time they are aware of highly disciplined singing, and the performance remains perfectly musical.

This performance demonstrates that discipline is fundamental to musical elegance. In this song, the singer speaks to a star, asking it to have compassion on him.

Kharitonov sings it as if it were a prayer, and the close-up of his face emphasises the spirituality of the performance. In an interview about this, the interviewer asked Kharitonov about his faith; whether as a child he believed. Leonid remembered that in his early years, he did not go to church, but the boy always felt a connection with the sky; with the cosmos.

His star, with whom he communicated, spoke to him. Lord God was preparing me to be clean, kept me through homelessness, hunger, poverty.

I never hurt anyone, did not deceive, did not have debts. On stage, the artist reveals himself to the spectator-listener. If a person is mean, with a dirty soul, the listener sees and feels this. I'm on stage not just performing my part. On stage, I live every romance, folk song, or aria from the opera. This brought me to the Lord God.

He established everything in Man so that he learned to understand and distinguish the good from the bad. This folk song, about a jolly, tipsy troika -driver indiscreetly courting the ladies, belongs to a tradition in which it was previously popularised by Feodor Chaliapin and Alexei Sergeev [23] who each made the song their own. Sergeev's version was hilariously rumbustuous but possibly overwhelming at close quarters for the ladies. Kharitonov's inebriate is the huge and clumsy but genial Russian Bear : the symbol of Russia beloved of Leo Tolstoy.

This is a musical joke, as previously Georgi Vinogradov had taken the vocal slide from drunks and tuneless club singers, and utilised it to showcase his own disciplined vocal skill and consistent vocal quality as he slid from one register to the next.

So this performance demonstrates the artistry behind the charm of a comedic bass solo performance. Siberian born Kharitonov is now a soloist with the Moscow State Philharmonic Society specializing in traditional Russian songs. They were rehearsing in every corner of Hamilton Town Hall. Built like the side of a house, with a voice to match. During his first performance at the Usher Hall, Leonid astonished the audience by sweeping the microphone aside and filling the hall to the echo with his naked voice.

His last song had the crowd laughing, as he staggered out onto the stage as if he was drunk, making faces and losing his balance as he sang to the audience The audience rose to its feet to honor Kharitonov with a rousing ovation in tribute to his art.

An enchanting bass and an amazing dramatic actor in one person, he led his audience to a magical space of Russian and world musical classics In France, he performed at the invitation of President Charles de Gaulle, at a charity concert of stars of the world, held to benefit less developed countries December And what a powerful voice!

Leonid sang without a microphone, but even those who sat in the back rows could hear every word so clearly as if he were not on stage, but standing right next to them.

He asked me to tell the audience a short informational story about him in the beginning of the performance. He was not just a singer, but also a wonderful actor. And naturally so. After our first concert he said to me: "I watched the hall when you were speaking. The man in the front row looked at his watch three times.

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The rest are by the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Moscow Military District, led by E. Victor. Tracks by the Alexandrov Ensemble include: Moscow, Ah Nastassia, Nut Brown Girl, Death of Varyag, Oh You Rye (soloist E. Belyaev), Little Bells, Rough Sea Spray, Along the Peterskaya Road (soloist S. Frolov), Song of the Volga Boatmen.).

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  8. The Alexandrov Song and Dance Ensemble, founded and trained by the brilliant choirmaster and composer, the late Alexander Alexandrov, is conducted by him in some of the songs which were made just before his recent death; and is conducted in some by .

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