Most Beautiful Folk Songs of Russia

Most Beautiful Folk Songs of Russia

by Red Army Chorus


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Most Beautiful Folk Songs of Russia

These may indeed be the most beautiful folk songs of Russia, but anyone expecting gentle, quiet renditions would do well to look at the artist. Yes, it's the Red Army Choir, and while they're glorious in full voice, gentle and quiet isn't really in their repertoire. Listeners with even a fragment of knowledge of Russian music will know pieces like "Kalinka" and "Hey, Ukhem!," even if they think they don't. When it's the choir with orchestra, Most Beautiful Folk Songs of Russia is definitely over the top (as it is on a couple of pieces), although there is one instrumental, "Russian Mosaic," featuring the gusli. That said, there are some moments of real beauty here, with some wonderful soloists fronting the massed voices. In essence, it's pretty much what you'd expect from the Red Army Choir singing Russian folk songs.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/14/2009
Label: Arc Music
UPC: 0743037221726
catalogNumber: 2217
Rank: 60346

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Army Chorus   Primary Artist,Choir, Chorus
Juri Evtuscenko   Gusli
Vasilij Larin   Vocals
Merab Megrely   Vocals

Technical Credits

Diz Heller   Liner Note Translation
Traditional   Composer
Ute Entwistle   Liner Note Translation
Alex Stokes   Cover Design
Jeannine Blanpain   Liner Note Translation
Joel Aron   Cover Photo
Rocío García   Liner Note Translation
V. Gustev   Composer
L. Knippez   Composer
A. Poperchnij   Composer
A. Obuchov   Composer
Aleksei Nikolayevich Budishchev   Composer
Alexandr Morozov   Composer
M. Kyes   Composer

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