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A group to share great music with others of any type from around the world, and of any language, and taste. Everyone is welcome to join! Just keep in mind that there are other music groups in which you can post well known artists and songs which are in the mainstream US/UK music.. Read more

A group to share great music with others of any type from around the world, and of any language, and taste. Everyone is welcome to join! Just keep in mind that there are other music groups in which you can post well known artists and songs which are in the mainstream US/UK music.. Read more

Posts Tagged "Russian" By Marionville (2207) Posts by members only

World Music
Apr 7Apr 7

Posted by rogerbenham
Russian Waltz - the most beautiful music in the world. Balalaika Academic Orchestra from Minsk.
3 comments
World Music
Feb 25Feb 25

Posted by Marionville
French composer Georges Bizet wrote the opera Les Pecheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) in 1863 and the duet “au fond du temple saint” has ever since been a favourite with music lovers. There are many notable versions to choose from over the ...
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World Music
Jan 31Jan 31

Posted by Marionville
The Kalmyks are an ethnic Russian group who until recently lived and worked as nomads wandering with their herds on the vast Nogai steppes near the mouth of the Volga river. Their dance and music represents nature and the environment in which they ...
4 comments
World Music
Oct 5, 2023Oct 2023

Posted by Marionville
Just to prove that I’m not biased on everything Russian just because I’m anti Putin and his invasion of Ukraine…far from it when it comes to the music and artists of Russia and it’s vast hinterland peopled by many diverse ethnicities. Aida ...
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World Music
Apr 23, 2023Apr 2023

Posted by Marionville
A Russian contestant on The Voice takes on a-ha’s Summer Moved On, only the bravest take on this song with its record-breaking held note…but she makes a decent stab at singing the song. However she does chicken out on the long note at a mere 10...
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World Music
Apr 10, 2023Apr 2023

Posted by Marionville
19th century Russian author Alexander Pushkin wrote a book about a bored Russian aristocrat from St.Petersburg and his rather pointless existence …his name Eugene Onegin. It not only became a literary classic, it also inspired many others to ...
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World Music
Mar 4, 2023Mar 2023

Posted by Marionville
As Putin’s war in Ukraine continues into its second year now, it’s a tragedy not just for the Ukrainian people but for Russians too. The Russian people are being misled and countless young men from the vast hinterland are being sacrificed on the...
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World Music
Feb 6, 2023Feb 2023

Posted by Marionville
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov was born into a Russian aristocratic family in 1844 and from an early aged showed prodigious musical talent, however his family believed composing music to be an unsuitable career for him and instead he embarked on a career ...
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World Music
Dec 6, 2022Dec 2022

Posted by Marionville
This is just an adjunct to my post yesterday re Norwegian musician, singer & frontman of a-ha - Morten Harket. In the 1990s Morten was very affected by exiled Russian Poet Joseph Brodsky’s poem about the war in the former Yugoslavia titled ...
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World Music
Aug 22, 2022Aug 2022

Posted by Marionville
My concert yesterday has reawakened memories of some of my favourites from the classical repertoire…this duet for instance from the Pearl Fishers by Georges Bizet - Au Fond du Temple Saint…sung here by German tenor Jonas Kaufman & the late great ...
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World Music
Aug 6, 2022Aug 2022

Posted by Marionville
Posting anything Russian at the moment is probably not a particularly popular idea…but some of the greatest music ever written was composed by Russian composers…so it makes no sense to pretend it doesn’t exist. So here is a video I came ...
4 comments
World Music
Jul 7, 2022Jul 2022

Posted by Marionville
A post in a different music group yesterday reminded me of this song by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov which I have always really loved. It’s a challenging piece which only sopranos of the highest calibre are up to performing well, and Aida ...
3 comments
World Music
Mar 29, 2022Mar 2022

Posted by Reignmond
Ok, Since Marionville has broken the Russian ice...I have been holding back on this group for awhile. I love the Russian people and I feel sorry that such a once great Nation is plagued with a horrible, corrupt and evil government. I love Otava Yo, ...
7 comments
World Music
Mar 29, 2022Mar 2022

Posted by Marionville
Today another post of Finnish band Poets Of The Fall…this one from a live gig in Moscow in 2017, something the Russian audiences will not be able to enjoy again for the foreseeable future I expect….Late Goodbye.
3 comments
World Music
Mar 5, 2022Mar 2022

Posted by Ray13
Dance of the Knights by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev - 1891-1953. Performed here by the London Symphony Orchestra in Nov. 2008. Won Best Orchestral Performance at the BBC Music Magazine Awards in 2011.
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Mar 2, 2022Mar 2022

Posted by Marionville
Joseph Brodsky was a Russian poet, author and Nobel laureate..a dissident who fell foul of the Soviet authorities and was expelled from Russia 1972. With the help of friend W.H. Auden and other supporters he settled in the USA and obtained US ...
2 comments
World Music
Feb 2, 2022Feb 2022

Posted by Marionville
Russian composer Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) was a prolific composer of orchestral compositions including 15 operas, a number of symphonies, choral music and songs. He himself described Scheherazade as an orchestral suite of fairy-tale ...
3 comments
World Music
Jan 13, 2022Jan 2022

Posted by Marionville
Yesterday in a different music group a theme emerged of music inspired by the birdsong and flight of “the lark”… this song by Russian composer Mikhail Glinka sprung to my mind, and I thought I’d post it here in World Music. It’s called The...
2 comments
World Music
Aug 18, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Marionville
Astor Piazolla is probably one of the best known 20th century composers and proponents of music for the Argentine Tango. He composed Libertango, here being performed by The Russian Philharmonic & Moscow City Symphony’s Phonograph Jazz Band - ...
4 comments
World Music
Jul 11, 2021Jul 2021

Posted by Marionville
It’s 4.30pm…at least it is here…and I’ve just put dinner in the oven to roast, I’m watching the Wimbledon Men’s Tennis Final on TV…and sipping a rather nice glass of French rose’ wine. No complaints! ….. Wonderful Life. - Black....
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World Music
May 21, 2021May 2021

Posted by Marionville
From Armenian Russian composer Aram Khachaturian’s ballet Gayne (also known as Gayane) ....Dance of the Young Kurds, performed by National Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Loris Tjeknavorian.
3 comments
World Music
Mar 21, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by Marionville
Well...today I’m bringing a truly European “entente cordiale” ....French tenor Vincent Niclo, singing a classic Italian Neapolitan song with the Russian Army Red Guard choir! - Funiculi, Funicula.
2 comments
World Music
Feb 24, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by Marionville
Joseph Brodsky was a Russian poet, author and dissident who was persecuted and imprisoned in the Soviet Union, but lauded in the West as one of Russia’s great poets and visionaries. He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1970 and settled in the ...
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World Music
Feb 22, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by Marionville
I know I’ve posted this before...but I was listening to it again last night and thought I’d repost it. Sergei Rachmaninov’s “Vocalise” sung by Russian Tatar operatic soprano Aida Garifullina. I have no information on the ...
4 comments
World Music
Feb 2, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by Ray13
The Second Waltz, a Russian Suite by Dmitri Shostakovich. This is especially for @rogerbenham because I know how much he likes Andre Rieu.
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