On the 23th November falls Nikolai Nikolaevich Nosov`s Birthday. Nikolai Nosov (1908-1976) wrote The Adventures of Dunno and His Friends, Dunno in Sun City, and Dunno on the Moon (1964-1965) as well as other stories about Dunno, the first of those was the Vintik (lit. Screwlet), Shpuntik (lit. Groovelet) and Vacuum Cleaner https://youtu.be/QEAQp94bxtI The below story is in my translation.
By Alexandre Reznikov THE WAR OF THE MANDATE OF HEAVEN. INTERLUDE-1. MARTIAN CANALS Александр Резников ВОЙНА ЗА НЕБЕСНЫЙ МАНДАТ. ИНТЕРЛЮДИЯ-1. МАРСИАНСКИЕ КАНАЛЫ. http://artofwar.ru/r/reznikov_a/nebesnii_mandat.shtml
A LITTLE FIR TREE IN THE WOOD В ЛЕСУ РОДИЛАСЬ ЁЛОЧКА The famous Russian carol song about a little fir tree that was born in the woods (В лесу родилась ёлочка) https://youtu.be/O9IEvXbJPmI (A classical cover of the children`s Fir Tree Song) Christmas Song- Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus- Carola. The melody of the song by Kudasheva-Baeckmann is very much alike to the Sweden carol https://youtu.be/JfT06kHnHQM and even Delta Rhythm Boys - Flickorna i Småland (1951) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7kt_COpWhU (this black gang was more known in Denmark, Finland and Sweden rather than in the US. `Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus` (`We have erected a sublime house`) https://youtu.be/U5wKYbSz3oM Cover version of the of the Fir Tree sung by Maria Kodrianu, a Soviet and Russian pop diva from Moldavia. One of the best, by the way! https://youtu.be/fvNv5y3A3bk A guitar, slightly jazz version by Sergei Rudnev https://youtu.be/2llmOVICA4k
Сергей Александрович Есенин Из стихотворного цикла "Персидские мотивы" From The Persian Tunes minstrelsy by Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin.
The Poem `Nowadays I asked a money-changer` ("Я спросил сегодня у менялы") from the Persian Tunes by Sergei Yesenin https://youtu.be/YM_ywZOrIJs (the music in the background of the video is not Persian but Arabic!) The same poem recited by a Russian film star Sergei Bezrukov https://youtu.be/0W1UuKKo810 Another variant of the poem recited by Sergei Bezrukov plus another wonderful poem of the cycle `You`ve enlightened that Saadi ...` ("Ты сказала, что Саади ...") https://youtu.be/KouT87FY-ZY See also Bezrukov`s reciting of the poem in here: https://youtu.be/5ozkSnxRKGw The variant offered by Artyom Pir-Budagyan includes a second stanza having been unfairly treated as an omissible passage https://youtu.be/jCb1R9QuXkI
SERGEI ALEXANDROVICH YESENIN (1895-1925) The No 1 of the Russian poetry of the 20 c., one of the greatest poets of the Russian literature comparable only with Alexandre Pushkin. Besides, he is often presented in a rather lop-sided way as a singer of wooden Russia, Russian village and peasants (as well as Leo Tolstoy). They were in some sense though not all the way. By the way, Sergey Yesenin, one of the Russianest of the Russian poets though he liked to be jocularly addressed `Sergey Duncan`, was one of the Baudelaire`s Russian literary grandson. Baudelaire played the same part in the history of the so called Silver Age of the Russian Poetry that Lord Byron had played during its Golden Age in the 19th c. Videos (in order of appearance): The Russian TV series `Sergei Yesenin`. Sergei Yesenin - Sergei Bezrukov (Russia), Isadora Duncan - Sean Young (USA) https://youtu.be/tlEKFFBNxHQ Sergei Bezrukov incomparably reciting the Sergei Yesenin`s poem `I"m tired of my native land ...` https://youtu.be/QLbQcUNq0aw Poem `Witch` by Sergey Yesenin to the music by Zara Levina against the background of the photos of Theda Bara (Theodosia Burr Goodman) (1885-1955), the Vamp of the silent era of cinema. Sung by Nina Isakova. https://youtu.be/ABL6TcQvXKA Yesenin`s poem `To Pushkin` is being recited by Andrei Guriev, a pupil of the 3rd class of the Classical School #4, 9 years old, Kursk City (Oct. 2015) https://youtu.be/0lZItvDI0X8
`Once in presence of Irakliy Luarsabovich Andronikov I called a popular poet a genius. He immediately objected: `He`s too complicated to be considered a genius. All great is simple and clear. It is `I am going out on the road ...` that`s great. That sort of poems seems to contain nothing, but they include all: solitude, Universe, road ... `Night is still. The waste attends Sabaoth`. (from the Memoirs by Anatoly Alexin) (Irakly Andronikov was a leading Lermontov expert in Russia in the 20c.).
`I am going out on the road ...` By M. Yu. Lermontov recited by Mr. Artyom Pir-Budagyan (Armenia) https://youtu.be/ckExkRNaobA
The poem by Lermontov `I am going out on the road` was put to music several times, by Piotr Bulakhov (1854), Konstantin Vilboa (1857), N. Chrztianowicz (1875), K. Davydov, Nikolai Ogaryov, N. Dmitriyev. Yet the most popular variant composed in 1861 belongs to Elizaveta (Elisabeth) Shashina (1805-1903).
`Alone on the road`. Music by Elizaveta Sergeyevna Shashina. Sung by Nicholas Grushko (acc. I. Basilevsky) - Колумбiя Рекордъ http://www.russian-records.com/details.php?image_id=11168&l=russian
Alone on the road`. Sung by Polish singer Anna German in pure Russian as it was a language of her Siberian childhood https://youtu.be/Bl9VDbRwOxo
Romance song `I am going out on the road` ("Выхожу один я на дорогу") by E. Shashina. Sung by actress Natalie Gundareva (Russia) and actor Andrejs Zagars (Latvia). They played Marina Zotova and Stepan Kutuzov in the Russian TV Series of 1987 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090552/ based on Maxim Gorky"s novel `The Life of Klim Samgin` https://youtu.be/0a_1_I5r1eY
Interpretation by a great Russian operatic singer Sergei Lemeshev https://youtu.be/aDnJ88PMqQE
`I am going out on the road`. Sung by a Russian cossack choir (Evgeniy Bagrintsev, Maxim Sasov, Arseniy Simatov, Mikhail Kalinin, Ivan Lapin, Ilya Chekunov, Mikhail Zamorin, Dmitry Matvienko, Evgeniy Kovalev, Rostislav Kononenko) https://youtu.be/xDKUPoKX2jg
HOW THE DANCE TOOK ITS TOLL. A `Scottish` poem by Andrei Khabrov. The Litsedeyi - Theatre of Clowns led by Slava Polunin, Moscow, Russia. The comic (and comical) Celtic Dance https://youtu.be/yWw-ScF7msg
The poem which is in the Russian school curriculum relates to a plot and some characters of the Russian fairy tales. The plot is the same as is in the Sleeping Beauty, as to the characters they are noble Prince Ivan and ordinary Ivan the Fool whose traditional roles were reconsidered by the author in a sinister way that enabled to combine them as a single modern character.
The waltz `Autumn Dream` by a British composer Archibald Joyce (1873-1963) the Russian consider to be their own, because it sounds in a very Russian way. `Autumn dream` sounds as the best illustration of the Chekhovian epoch. Listening to it you feel like reading Anton Chekhov or viewing pictures by Isaac Levitan. https://youtu.be/0D0gNvmbg-4
THE BELLE OF THE ROAD The author`s original title is "Блондинка за рулём - это обезьяна за рулём". See http://www.hohmodrom.ru/project.php?prid=39056. I didn`t like it. Therefore I changed it. As a Russian uncle Vanya would say, `И вагина рулём!"
Berem kramle (Melting into thin air). A music video fragment from the Czech feature film `Kouř ` (`Smoke&Steam`) https://youtu.be/4h-eGQa-REc (The Tomáš Vorel landmark feature film `Kouř` (`Smoke & Steam`) (Czech Republic), 1991)
BRITTLE BEAUTY By Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey Генри Ховард, Граф Суррей "ХРУПКОСТЬ КРАСОТЫ" Японо-мать, неужели этот перевод сделал я? А то! Ни фига-се! Шакеспир! Ну, раз пошла такая пьянка, режь последний огурец! Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey Two Sonnets "Set Me Whereas the Sun Doth Parch the Green", "Alas, So all Things Now Do Hold Their Peace" https://youtu.be/ohWQTPoGf6k
Хотя сие стихотворение и подразумевает не просто каменщиков, а кивает на "вольных каменщиков" и имеет политический подтекст, на самом деле к масонству имеет малое отношение, и в большей степени связано с реалиями русской общественной борьбы начала 20 в.
Стихотворение от лица Джакомо Казановы (Giacomo Casanova) как главного героя возможного в будущем сериала. Не обращайте внимание, я так прикалываюсь! Ведь это - чистое сю-сю! Разве мужчине можно так? Он должен быть добрым и ... свирепым! Впрочем, этот стих можно использовать как вставной музыкальный номер в пьесе на театре для характеристики героя.
The song `OH, YOU CHILLING FROST` is a main table song in Russia. It`s a story about a guy coming home in a severe snowstorm in the Russian steppe. It seems to have been existing for ages. But it was created in 1954 and became the national hit in 1968. https://youtu.be/ywGebiBjJr8 , https://youtu.be/yujdRd-0LG8
Mikołaj Rej or Mikołaj Rey of Nagłowice (1505-1569) was a Polish poet and writer of the Renaissance in Poland, as well as a politician and musician. He was the first Polish author to write exclusively in the Polish language, and is considered (with Biernat of Lublin and Jan Kochanowski), to be one of the founders of Polish literary language and literature. The Russian translator of the poem is Assar Isayevich Eppel (Асар Исаевич Эппель (1935-2012)), an outstanding Russian translator of the Polish poetry and prose and a remarkable poet and writer of the excellent original prose. The oral works of the urban folklore, poems, songs, funny stories of a Russian city were just `the excellent witnesses` of time for him, and they were being transformed into the facts of the lofty, even tragic poetry in his own books. It was a right and natural approach. It answers the cultural traditions of the Eastern Roman Empire also known as Russia. Besides the arse is a not rare work of art unless the work of art is the arse. We oughtn`t to mix up arse for art`s sake with art for arse`s sake, i.e, arse house.
JOY AND FIRE! WOW! Chinese pop star and beauty Ms. Jeannie Hsieh (Republic of China, Island of Taiwan) came upon a snag during her performance. That `snag` was ... see above! It`s really funny! I would hire him as a dance backup for me if I were a singer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHyvcIaPVpQ&list=PL12018C86ED451608
In the Stance XXI of the 1st Chapter of the `Eugene Onegin` Alexandre Pushkin depicts the exact morals and manners of his time. The democratic public claps demanding to start the show. As to gentlemen the then theatrical good tone (bon ton) required to enter the hall at the last minute. The very appearance of gentlemen required the performance of etiquette: exchange of greetings, ritual of bows and conversations. People stood in the stalls, there were just several rows of seats for the High Society men. Ladies were only in the boxes. Onegin forced through twixt the rows which was a deliberate demonstration of the shocking negligence and impudence permitted to the young dandies and rakes. Besides, they had to simulate myopia and use opera glasess. It was not quite appropriate for gentlemen to look at people through the lenses, to lornette them, especially to examine young ladies and it was twice as inappropriate to look at people askance. It could be a pretext for a challenge. But Onegin was a rake and dandy and behaved according to the unwritten rules. The young men of that stratum were also required to express indifference and coolness. They copycatted `byrons`, `childe harolds`. The were all Anglophiles. However, Pushkin who was a replica of Onegin in the described time did not agree with him in his attitude towards Didelot. In his commentary to his novel in verse the author explained his hero`s behaviour like this: `A trait of a damped down temper worthy of Childe Harold. Mr. Didelot`s ballets are filled with a lively imagination and extraordinary delights. One of our romantic writers considered them to contain much more Poetry than all French literature does`. The common mistake of all English-speaking translators of Pushkin is their intention to use an excess of the lexical wealth of the language. But Pushkin was a poet who could get the highly-artistic results with the use of very simple expressive means of language and colloquial speech of his time. He was one of the main creators of the modern Russian language. While writing his `Onegin` he was being transformed from a romanticist into a psychological realist. And `simplicity`, economy on expressive means of language when tropes and lexical abundance were not required psychologically was his deliberate choice and aesthetic principle.
Humbert Wolfe was an Italian-born English poet. He was one of the most popular authors of the 1920s.He was also a translator of Heinrich Heine. His career was in in the Ministry of Labour. By 1940 he had a position of high responsibility. Wolfe's verses have been set to music by a number of composers, including Gustav Holst in his 12 Humbert Wolfe Settings, Op. 48 (1929). See: https://youtu.be/J7tUKMOPGjs
Selene, the goddess of the moon, loved the mortal Endymion. She asked Endymion"s father, Zeus, to grant him eternal youth so that he would never leave her. Zeus granted her wish and put him into an eternal sleep. Every night, Selene visited him where he slept.
Joaquin Maria Bartrina y de Aixemus (Хоакин Мария Бартрина)(Реус, 1850 - Барселона, 1880)- двуязычный испано-каталонский поэт и драматург, предшественник испанского литературного авангарда. Чудак Бартрина хотел примирить физику и лирику. Он выдумывал и вставлял в стихи странные формулы: C=pir2! Но анализ не приносил счастья и полноты, поэт отчаялся и разочаровался в анализе, и написал замечательное стихотворение-басню, последние строки которого стали афоризмом в испаноязычном мире и в Альбионе: " If you want to be happy, as you say to me,/you do not analyze, boy, not analyze".
Vadim Stepantsov THE FALLEN ANGEL Вадим Степанцов ПАДШИЙ АНГЕЛ Замечательная стилизация Вадима Степанцова под подростковую лирику и неумелый, но искренний стих. Исповедь хулигана! Позволяя себе быть хулиганом, он надеется встретить ангела. И это ангел, представьте себе, в его понимании есть девушка, женщина. Но эта конкретная его разочаровала! Лирический герой ищет совпадения внешней красоты с внутренней. Таков его скромный идеал. Но вот найдёт ли? Вспоминается стихотворение Николая Заболоцкого "Некрасивая девочка" http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/uglygirl.shtml
FIRM EVIDENCE This is a parody of a poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky about the Soviet passport. It"s its substandard, lower, folksy variant. It"s a doppelganger. In Russia many classical and iconic poems and songs cast the obscene shadows sometimes more durable and lasting, but sometimes forming a double star system with the original poems.
A poem by a Russian artist and poet Marat Samsonov. A GOOD NEWS! AUTUMN WON`T COME BACK AGAIN! The song sung by Chinese pop star Wang Qiang (People`s Republic of China) What a beautiful song! Where`s my handkerchief, girls? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLL8329B7x0&feature=player_detailpage
Yaroslav Smelyakov was a `small` classical poet of Russia. His poetic career and success reached their climax in the 60s of the 20c. The youth of that time accepted him as one of their mouthpieces despite he belonged to the generation of their parents. Yevgeniy Yevtushenko, #1 in the Russian poetry of the 2nd part of the 20 c., rather impudently, but quite exactly described Yara as his immediate forerunner and called him `Yevgeniy Yevtushenko of the 30s of the 20 c.` Yaroslav Smelyakov recites his own poem "Хорошая девочка Лида" (rare record of the 50s): https://youtu.be/uvZpACnAb9s
GOTHIC LOLITA`S DRESS КОСТЮМ ЛОЛИТКИ By Та самая Танука (That very Tanooka). Source: http://www.stihi.ru/2011/02/10/9319 (See also http://zhurnal.lib.ru/p/prjahin_a_a/fourvarlol.shtml). Gothic Lolita Transformation https://youtu.be/sfCRfb1Hbms Modern Princess Gothic Lolita https://youtu.be/-lKltAq0tss
A GIRL PUZZLE ЗАГАДОЧНАЯ ДЕВУШКА A marble sculpture Die grosse Liegende (A big girl in a reclining position) by Willi Schmidt (1924-2011) in a pedestrian zone of Frankfurt am Mein, Germany. Her legs are enveloped in woolen leg warmers. Partially, it"s a result of pity and compassion, but mainly it"s an artistic action in a style of the knitted graffiti (so called Strick-Guerilla, Guerilla Knitting, Urban Knitting, Yarn Bombing, Radical Stitching). Amadeus - Don Giovanni Scene https://youtu.be/kBXt9Bn4qns
A door to a woman`s bedroom has been opened by a cockscrew! Cock-a-doodle-doo! A nice poem by a Russian artist and poet Marat Samsonov (Марат Самсонов)http://maratsamsonov.ru/, https://www.stihi.ru/avtor/werro1
HEY, DUDE! A poem by a Russian author! I doubt my being that author, but who knows? I wish I`d been! At night woman picked up a man just to spend a night together, but he fell in love at dawn and got ready to marry her! The woman behaves as a tough man, and it makes the whole bed scene funny! Yet I admit that such women may exist! The Beatles-Hey Jude https://youtu.be/361KDFtzDiY
Personally, I find his poems very amusing and entertaining. Julien Stebeau is an Indie poet from Magnitogorsk, Siberia born as Andrei Yevgeniyevich Mantel in 1965. Mr. Mantel is a physician by profession. Strictly speaking, he is Doc Mantel (Docteur Manteau). As a gifted humorous poet Julien Stebeau is more interesting than an andrei yevgeniyevich. There are one million of dull and ageing andreiyevgeniyevichs in Russia, i.e, persons satisfied with their own lives, wives, shish kebabs and themselves (my sincere congrats!), but there`s only one Julien Stebeau the poet, an unaging, daredevil and joyful youngster. No doubt, I like the latter one best! This is a case when schizophrenia, double identity of a single personality, is only welcome.
Andrei Yevgeniyevich Mantel, a rank-and-file citizen of a happy nation.
Yaroslav Smelyakov wrote many iconic poetic texts that made him immortal as a classical Russian poet. The Soviet hippies and yuppies of the 60s loved not only his `Lida` but also his poem `If I ever fall ill ...`. `If I ever fall ill ...` (Если я заболею...) excellently recited by A. Pir-Budagyan https://youtu.be/7j6ltbBrDOY
Igor Vasiliyevich Shenshin-Lotaryov (1887-1941)(penname Igor Severianin) is a poet of the Silver Age of the Russian poetry (first decades of the 20 c. before the Revolution).
Igor Severianin preferred to write his pen name like Igor the Severianin (lit. Igor the Northener) but it never took on, all considered `Severianin` to have been his real family name. He sided with the literary group of futurists led by Vladimir Mayakovsky. Mayakovsky used to taunt him for his style which was defined as `ego-futurism`. Even among the ego-futurists the poet was very special, seemed very funny for them, and was often laughed at. They must have envied his bankable success and tremendous popularity if not his fame.
Severianin became an All-Russia`s celebrity quite occasionally, Feodor Sollogub, one of the Russian minor classical poets, gathered the poems of unknown Severianin and had them printed just for fun, to amuse the reading public with the `foolish` verses. Lev Tolstoy read the collection of those poems and showed his rage and fury. As a result Severianin became a literary star overnight! `Jupiter, you are angry, therefore you are wrong!`
It was a formidable success! He satisfied the intimate desires of the educated readership. Like other futurists Severianin used to intendedly `broaden` the language, invented new words, new word stresses, widely used French vocabulary, he was afraid of writing `primitively, without the new metaphors and words`. He liked `beautiful` words. He wanted people to read his poems and feel almost physical, sensual pleasure and delight. Despite his form and content experiments, neologisms, occasionalisms, his poetry is very natural, it`s bizzare but easily understanable, not artificial at all. No doubt Severianin is now a classical poet.
Kenzelle is an Igor Severianin original poetic verse of 15 lines being usually divided into three five-line stanzas where the first line repeats itself as the 8th one (the central one) and the 15th (the final one) to create the `reflectivity` of the verse. Later this verse was often used by Andrei Voznesensky.
Unlike many poets he paid much, if not special attention to the clothes in his poetry.
Moire dress is a rustling watered silk frock.
Watered silk, moire, tabby are names of the same tissue. Also tabby is a tabby cat with mottled fir like that of a jaguar.
Talma is is an article of ladies` wear of the XIX-early XX cc. - loose sleeveless mantle named after François-Joseph Talma (stressed is the last syllable), the great French actor and its creator (1763-1826).
Mackintosh cloak is a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized cloth invented by Charles Macintosh (1766-1865) in 1823.
One of Pushkin`s uncles came from Moscow to see little Pushkin for the first time. The uncle was red-haired and pocky. After glancing at his nephew he couldn"t help exclaiming: `O my! He is a real little blackamore!` The five-year-old Pushkin was quick to answer: `Yeah! Not like you, you pitted ginger scarecrow!` Two poems dedicated by Alexandre Pushkin to the Russian and Brithish artists.
LAVERNOCK by Saunders Lewis A poem in Welsh Стихотворение С. Льюиса на валлийском (языке Уэльса) с переводом на русский, китайский и японский (разумеется, с разной степенью успешности). Но английский перевод не мой, а Harry Gilonis`а. Bonus!Чайковский П. И. "Детский альбом", Љ 22, "Песня жаворонка" - исп. Яков Флиэр https://youtu.be/bJGHtJMBvNI Чайковский П. И. "Времена года", Љ 37b, "Март: Песня жаворонка" Chant de l'alouette - исп. Владимир Ашкенази https://youtu.be/Wpv4ZZJ4LdA Глинка М. - Кукольник Н. Жавронок - исп. Сергей Лемешев https://youtu.be/gu867xYbbMI Глинка М. - транскрипция для ф-но Балакирева - исп. Евгений Кисин https://youtu.be/cxlf-ZmE8JI Жаворонок 1964 год. КИНО СССР (В основу фильма положен подлинный факт) https://youtu.be/H83-nRZdavI Жавронок. Пьеса Жана Ануя. https://youtu.be/cu9jBX37inM L`Alouette sung by Gilles Dreu https://youtu.be/VIGQwpYHBxU Skylark, skylark,//Don`t worry//Skylark, skylark,//Summer will be back again. Paul Mauriat arranged this song as a suite https://youtu.be/uHltOUhrLCs In its turn, both Dreu and Mauriat borrowed this song from the Xmas oratorio Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez & Felix Luna (Argentine). That part was titled by them as La peregrinacion https://youtu.be/9-P32QIohQ4 Last but not least! Alouette, gentille alouette https://youtu.be/L_hFw_cWg9U Tom & Jerry Alouette Song https://youtu.be/3ujUPoVoZck ALOUETTE The Delta Rhythm Boys (Original 1958) https://youtu.be/wEvkpleC3Zw
A LITTLE HOUSE IN KOLOMNA ДОМИК В КОЛОМНЕ A strophe from Alexandre Pushkin`s `A Little House in Kolomna` written in ottava rima, an eight-line stanza developed in Italy. The Ottava rima is usually associated in English with Byron, and in Russian with Pushkin and Lermontov. The standard rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b-a-b-c-c. The ottava rima`s lines are usually iambic pentameters in English.
A frequently suppressed, droppable fragment of `A Lyrical Digression` by lieutenant Pavel Davidovich Kogan (1918-1942), young Russian knight and poet, Soviet Russian patriot, author of the eternal `Brigantine`. He was a commander of the reconnaissance party in the WW2 (the second Russian Great Patriotic War) and was killed in action near Novorossiysk. I feel pity of him most of all to tears in my eyes. See also his immortal poem `The Brigantine`! http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/brigantina.shtml Прекрасная Маркиза (1933) https://youtu.be/5_ljurA338g Tout va très bien madame la Marquise https://youtu.be/WqKMZvJ_d9Q
NIKITA`S TVERSE The word of `tverse` (`t` plus `verse`) is a parody for the word `twerk` in choreography. The poem consists of Nikita`s unexpected self-describing phrases during the U.S.B. Shows on TV.
Vadim Stepantsov has been one of the biggest modernists of the Russian literature, author of the quasi-naive and simple, but rather sophisticated and elegant erotic poems in a style of the courtly mannerism. (The poems written in that manner are supposed to be a combination of refinement and cynical humour or sometimes barefaced cynicism.
The poem `On perishability (To transience)` (На тленность) by Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin (Гаврила Романович Державин) had been written three days before the last day of the Russian poet. While writing it the poet was looking at the then famous emblematic picture `The river of time`(`Der Strom der Zeiten oder bildliche Darstellung der Weltgeschichte von den ältesten bis auf die neuesten Zeiten`(`The stream of times or pictorial representation of world history from the oldest to the newest times`) by St. Petersburg"s artists Friedrich Strass, Johann Kristof de Meyr and Karl Friedrich Knappe.
LE PRINTEMPS ET L"AUTOMNE Par Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780-1857) SPRING AND AUTUMN By Pierre-Jean de Béranger Пьер-Жан Беранже ПРОЩАЙ, ВИНО, В НАЧАЛЕ МАЯ
`Aria of Béranger` from the musicle `The Heart of a Poet` (from the Pierre-Jean de Béranger`s poem `Le pintemp et l`autumn`.
`Aria of Béranger` Lyrics by Pierre-Jean de Béranger. Music by Nikolai Mikhailovich Strelnikov (Nikolaus von Mensenkampff). Sung by Alexei Alexeyevich Pheona `Aria of Béranger`. https://www.russian-records.com/details.php?image_id=20269&l=russian
ЛИРИЧЕСКОЕ ОТСТУПЛЕНИЕ из Глава 28 "Вдоводел Непокорный" Третьего тома "Вдоводела Непокорного" Александра Резникова. A LYRICAL DIGRESSION from THE Chapter 28 `The Rebellious Widow-maker` of the Third Volume of the THE REBELLIOUS WIDOW-MAKER by Alexandre Reznikov http://artofwar.ru/r/reznikov_a/nebesnii_mandat.shtml#P3
Испанский баснописец из страны Басков. В баснях Саманьего, как и в баснях Ивана Крылова, чувствуется влияние (и напрямую заимствуются сюжеты) античных (Эзоп, др.), французских (Лафонтен ( La Fontaine) и др.) и английских ( J. Gay и др.) баснописцев, что, тем не менее, как и в случае с Крыловым, не лишает их творческой и национальной самобытности и мощи.
In 1945 Yara wrote a poem `Sweet Beauties of Russia` ("Милые красавицы России") where he expressed his gratitude to all the women of the USSR who sacrificed everything to victory. Yeah, he was a true gentleman, and he never joined men who several times after the war attempted to defame the female participation in the war. He was well aware of women"s contribution and said that men had owed a lot to them and must recoup their losses. Speaking for all men in his poem he promised to dress the postwar females with mink, lodge them in palaces, and sing them in poems full of adoration and admiration. And he really sang them in his poems. Yaroslav Smelyakov - The sweet beauties of Russia. Recited by Anastasiya Gulina, 17, Novokuznetsk, Kemerovskaya region, Siberia https://youtu.be/EYbtIuR-NTc
Taffy was extraordinarily famous in Russia for her short stories full of humour. Fewer knows as well that she was a poetess. Of course, she was not as great as her sister Mirra (Maria) Lokhvitskaya-Gibert who was an immediate predecessor of Anna Akhmatova, Xenaida Gippius and Marina Tsvetayeva and who was considered to have been Russian Sappho. But all the same her poems were neither weak nor amateurish ones. She died in 1952 in Paris, having outlived her contemporaries. By the way,her works were published in France too. Small wonder, `cuz in the end of her life she was a perfect French lady.
Стихотворение Александра Викторовича Фаустова A Russian author`s poem. A poem by Alexandre Viktorovich Faustov. A good addition to a sci-fi drama like the Aelita by Alexei Tolstoy. https://www.stihi.ru/2010/10/09/5795
There shows up white a sail so lonely ... Белеет парус одинокий ... The most fampus poem by Mikhail Lermontov in Russia. It was put to music several times. In 19 c. it was done by a Russian composer Alexandre Varlamov. Sung by Sergei Lemeshev (record of 1942) https://youtu.be/4FKEsTZuNKY
When in Germany they greet sportsmen, winners, they are used to shout: Heil! Heil! Heil! (in English: Hail! Hail! Hail!). And it`s nothing to do with Hitlerian Germany. So Zig Heil means Long live Zig! (i.e., Sigmund, in this very case Dr. Freud). By the way, the Nazi greeting is being written like this: Sieg Heil! (Long live the victory!).
`There breaks solemn day of our victory,//Day that will never die` are the final lines of The Oriole written by Nikolai Zabolotsky in 1946. There are many excellent Russian literary texts dedicated to the Great Patriotic War of Russia 1941-1945. Some of them were even translated by me, not only Nikolai Zabolotsky`s `Oriole` http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/oriole.shtmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-1VeIQq_M4&feature=player_detailpage but also `Sailor`s cap` by Nikita Verkhovsky http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/navyhat.shtml The Sweet Beauties Of Russia by Yaroslav Smelyakov http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/sweetbeautiesofrussia.shtml `Faraway From Home` by Alexei Fatyanov http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/faraway.shtml `La Valse des Officiers russes` by Mikhail Isakovsky http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/frontlineforet.shtml `What Made You Feel Love Of Your Motherland?` by Mikhail Matusovsky http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/motherland.shtml `Lyrical Digression` By Pavel Kogan http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/lyrdig.shtml `My Dear Man` by Yuri Herrmann http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/dearman.shtml and `The fate of a man` by Mikhail Sholokhov http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/fateofman.shtml It`s the Russian literature that the foreign translators are used to avoid, even to ignore through ignorance, of course. But ignorance can`t serve as an excuse for irresponsibility. Besides, `it`s impossible to throw lyrics from the songs` as a Russian proverb reads, the more so because many of the text I`d mentioned above became the famous and hearfelt Russian lyrical songs and some of them even the unexpected military marches. It doesn`t mean that I love all the Russian songs related to V Day topic. Tastes differs. Sometimes a new or fresh arrangement make me re-evaluate, re-open the song. For example, I could never bear that very `Katyusha`, but an excellent German arrangement and performance which I`d found great made me change my opinion https://youtu.be/ZYyEt8y1cDI
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and 13 Stelae of the Hero Cities of the USSR. As soon as he enters the gates of the Alexandre Garden the brass band of the Kremlin regiment starts playing https://youtu.be/yLShHSaFTls
15:19- 17:50 Iconic song `The Eternal Flame` from the feature film `The Military Officers`
17:51-19:53 `The Little Blue Scarf` (1940)(Music by Jerzy Petersburski, Russian Lyrics by Yakov Galicki), the most famous heartfelt Russian-Polish wartime lyrical song https://youtu.be/VWSlJwP_xaE
20:10-22:23 a dedicated funeral music `Adagio` by late Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov, the former Armed Forces Chief Conductor
22:47-22:56 National Anthem of Russia
The Сeremonial Parade:
27:02-27:39 Iconic song `The Sacred War` Lyrics by Vasliy Lebedev-Kumatch. Music by Alexandre Alexandrov.
27:39-28:08 Iconic `All We Need is but Victory` from the feature film `The Bielorussian Railway Station`. Lyrics & Music by Bulat Okudzhava. Arranged as a march by Alfred Schnitke.
28:09-28:46 One of the Army marches PARADE`S CENTRAL & FINAL THEME:
28:46-30:10 Iconic song `The Private`s Path` ("Шёл солдат"). Lyrics by Mikhail Matusovsky. Music by Solovyov-Sedov. https://youtu.be/S2MIoZeVpNw After the parade there go
30:13-31:47 `Adagio` by Valery Khalilov
31:48-35:33 Iconic Song `The Cranes` by Jan Frenkel This tune is a background for the pinks-laying by the number of Stelae of the Hero Cities.
35:34 Iconic song `That V-Day!`by David Tukhmanov Of all those songs I only love the brass band covers of `The Eternal Flame`, `The Private`s Path` & `The Cranes`.
May Day in Russia is now well-known with the students` `monstrations`, the informal mocking rallies with the absurd broadsheets and handwritten posters in the hands of their participants, a parody of May Day demonstrations of the Soviet past and their hypocritical replicas at present. Those carnival processions of the Russian youth are peaceful, innocent, full of joy, witty, they are the moving and improvised street performances. In some sense, they are literature, I`d call them the literary rallies, or `litterallies`. Alas, from the view-point of some authorities their main drawback is that they`re informal. By that reason officials are rather afraid of them and behave in a style of a classical bureaucrat, comrade Byvalov from the excellent Soviet comedy movie https://youtu.be/QcbLHi5khu8 They demand understandable slogans rather than the following ones: `Leprechauns of all countries unite!`,`Velvet trilobite eats my brain!`, `Return our probabilistic machine!`, `Uncommunikettlive!` ("Молчайник!"),`Tomorrow will never come!`, `All march to the construction of the Death Star!`, `It`s high time to reboot the Windows`, `I`d like to buy common sense!, `According to statistics there`s always one Svetka per one Genka who will fall in love with him` (Svetka and Genka are short for Svetlana and Gennady), `Today`s the day after tomorrow!`, `A good person must be delightful`, `The wonderland exists!`,`A violet acorn of goodness is in danger!`, `I changed polarity of the neutron stream of marmelade!`, `No more cookies on the dark side!`, `Husbands, love your wives!`, `All`s possible with God!` and even simply `Mee mee mee!` If you`ve been tired or afraid of these absurd and as much as twice funny (both `strange` and `ha-ha`) slogans, then you must be an official (consider it to be a test). In that case you`d better listen to a nice Brazilian tune of the song `Bim! Bom!` Sung by Astrud Gilberto https://youtu.be/VtbxOZVUfuk It`s kinda Bonus!
that's the way I want my song
just the words that go BIM BOM
sorry but my heart has made it so
only bim bom bim bom bim...
1) The regular bourgeois visitors of the Moscow Restaurant `Gorky Bar` (named so after Maxim Gorky) recite line by line `The song of the Petrel` (from 0:45). They learned it by heart when they went to school. The present Russian schools, though now they`re thrice as the bourgeois ones, still go on with making pupils to learn Gorky`s Petrel by heart. It doesn`t embarrass the govt. The govt. seems to say, `Read whatever you want, but never ever gather more than three persons at one place, since we`re afraid of your misbehaving in a Gorky`n`Petrel`s way! People, you know, they are so unpredictable! You never can tell what`s on their minds!` https://youtu.be/GFDSza4yE7c
2) A satiric reciting of Gorky`s `Petrel` by a famous, excellent Russian actor Andrei Urgant. It`s a masterpiece, his fresh and innovative interpretatation. Gorky`s text admits that way of re-thinking! The literary texts contain more meanings than their authors are used to anticipate! From 1:59 to 3:41 https://youtu.be/vDrQRA5-4Xk
3) The school girl is doing her homework, learning the Petrel by Gorky by heart for the tomorrow`s lesson of literature. Mother: `Liuba, drink your milk and sleep well!` Lyuba: `I hear you, mommy`. The mise-en-scène familiar with the millions of the Russian nationals is performed by Lyubov Glushkova, an 11 year old schoolgirl. https://youtu.be/01nOHBuAnhY Animation cartoon `THE STORMY PETREL` https://youtu.be/Mxv_TtjnBJQ
Russian Gipsy Song `Ah, you years` ("Ох, вы годы .."). Sung by Alexandre Borisov. Accompanist Sergei Sorokin. From the Russian TV Show The theatrical gatherings. Artistes of St. Petersburg in Moscow (1966) https://youtu.be/vwxscMN5pl0
Bashana Haba-a (БАШАНА ХАБА-А) ("В следующем году"/In the year to com (Next year)). Вечнозелёная песня израильских авторов Нурит Хирш (это оказывается женщина) и Эхуда Манора (это оказывается мужчина) (не путать с Урфином Джюсом и Ланом Пиротом из сказок Frank Baum`а (по-английски, Бома) и Волкова!). An evergreen song by Nurit Hirsch and Ehud Manor. Хотя я и не знаток Израиля, израильской культуры, да и евреями не особенно интересуюсь, но эта песня меня поразила. Несомненно, это - гениальное произведение, и религиозное, и светское, и эстрадное, и академическое, и строгое, и разгульное, ресторанное, и взрослое, и детское, и быстрое, и медленное, и мажорное, и минорное, одно слово, - многогранное, схватившее, вероятно, нечто архетипичное. Простое и сложное по форме, сочетающее в себе непростую, очень динамичную литературную и музыкальную, ритмическую рифмовку. Скоррелировать их в гармонии, гармонично, - очень трудно. Это - как езда на лисапеде, пока на ём едешь, находишься в равновесии. Остановился - споткнулся и упал! Мелодия и текст же (и "уже") неотделимы друг от друга, и трудно поверить, что первоначально это было только стихотворение (вначале было слово!), и это стихотворение задало тон, став отправной точкой для композитора. (Если, конечно, всё было не наоборот). Считается непереводимым, но прекрасно было переведено на немецкий, польский (Maciek Froński) https://lyricstranslate.com/en/%D7%91%D7%A9%D7%A0%D7%94-%D7%94%D7%91%D7%90%D7%94-bashana-habaah-zacznie-si%C4%99-nowy-rok.html и русский (Виктор Шапиро) https://www.stihi.ru/2011/02/13/2161. Несколько лет назад читал какого-то американского еврейского писателя рассказ, там героем песня была, она оторвалася от свово бедного автора и зажила своей собственной разнообразной жизнью. Хотя авторы этой песни известны, она уже тоже существует сама по себе, и она вечна. Перевести её было вызовом, это - как решить сложное уравнение или доказать недоказуемую теорему. Ilanit - Next Year (אילן ואילנית - בשנה הבאה) https://youtu.be/k7MJAUe-_uI Bashana Haba'a " Next Year" https://youtu.be/KV52fuk8KMs Bashana Haba'a https://youtu.be/jCTw6xWqRVA Jewish a cappella music group Shir Soul - "Bashana Haba'ah" https://youtu.be/vf1IdETOngo Bashana Haba'ah hebrew song Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé https://youtu.be/4tlAudGPXG8 Arranged by John Leavitt https://youtu.be/Z-N4-buR17I Edited by Henry Leck https://youtu.be/BjgZGNVKzhM Yaffa Yarkoni - Bashana haba'a (live in France, 1970) https://youtu.be/E6gx9xj1DEQ Yaffa Yarkoni Viens chanter, viens danser (Bashana Haba'ah) https://youtu.be/aqi5RxuU6sE BASHANA HABA'AH - FRENCH - RIKA ZARAI https://youtu.be/YhwK1-9vK1I DIESES YAHR - BASHANA HABA'AH - GERMAIN - DALIAH LAVI https://youtu.be/K95FFIG5ls4 YAACOV SHAPIRO - BASHANA HABA'AH (YIDDISH) https://youtu.be/uapO-cc7Pks David Syme - Bashana Haba'ah https://youtu.be/18a45tlmmBE Bashana Haba'ah by Dave Cohen https://youtu.be/j3DDrg3Yttk Emik - Bashana Haba'ah https://youtu.be/3H7nyvAI7S4 Кларнет и японские субтитры! Wow! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVnCTv7szLs А вот Китай! https://youtu.be/_0uLzuVsNGs Bonus! Breaking news! A Hebrew melody does not make one Jewish or Ashkenazi! An Iranian pop song `Kochooloo` (1973) (`My little girl`,`Laleczka`,`Oh, baby, baby!`) has got the same melody as `Bashana Haba-a` but the different lyrics. It`s a luv song in Persian! (`Two eyes and two small eyebrows//Look at me in my eyes. ... I'm in my little fire`). Ета пестня об том, как девушка вьёт верёвки из своего парня! Ну, что тут поделаешь? Ведь за то он ея и любит! (See lyrics: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/%DA%A9%D9%88%DA%86%D9%88%D9%84%D9%88-little-one.html) `Kochooloo` Sung by Aref https://youtu.be/FEeFrbef76s (Благословенные Шахские времена! Королевство свободных женщин!) Another bonus! Вариант Bashana Haba-a на чешском языке - песня Zmýlená Neplatí ("Ошибка не в счёт") с той же мелодией, указанной как народная, но текстом, так же, как и французский вариант, не имеющим отношения к оригиналу, автор которого Michael Prostějovský https://www.karaoketexty.cz/texty-pisni/matuska-waldemar/zmylena-neplati-581231. Альбом 1973 г. Láska nebeská исполнители Waldemar Matuška и Eva Pilarová https://music.yandex.ru/album/963374/track/6492189
Латышская народная песня "Громко лаяли собаки" - Dogs kept noisily baying - Lettish Folk Song https://youtu.be/raNEFgF9KKw Manok-mieskuoro Karjalasta Мужской вокальный ансамбль "Манок" из Карелии https://youtu.be/yJ0WpnCIL5I с 14:00 до 16:01 Original Lettish variant: https://youtu.be/5D1tUV3UpXQ Bonus The Manok members` younger years! Another, this time Finnish song on the same theme!https://youtu.be/CQ_2ipbAxRI
THIS IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL, BUT VERY `STUPID` SONG! ОЧЕНЬ КРАСИВАЯ, НО ОЧЕНЬ "ТУПАЯ" ПЕСНЯ! (Ты, что, тупайа говорить, что она тупайа?) Semyon Slepakov & Grigoriy Leps - `You are very beautiful, you are very stupid` ("Ты очень красивая, но очень тупая") Semyon Slepakoff & Grigoriy Leps Tu es très belle 由西蒙•Slepakov 和 格雷戈里•莱普斯 (Grigoriy Leps) - 你非常漂亮 https://youtu.be/F-k5yZwFeUk Slepakov`s other songs: Встала баба на весы http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/onceawomangotonscales.shtml Red Hot Chili Peppers http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/redhotchilipeppers.shtml Где бы взять мне бабу http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/getwoman.shtml
SNOW WHITE ROSES, OR A SLAVIC BALLAD ABOUT THE MEAN DESTINY AND CRUEL LOVE is a golden oldie. The catchy melody, sentimental lyrics. And, of course, that song is not only about flowers. Listen to the Polish cover of the evergreen Russian song https://youtu.be/QJtMF0mG9oI
`There`s but a blink` (1973). Lyrics by Leonid Derbenyov. Music by Alexandre Zatsepin. Sung by a great Russian actor Oleg Dahl https://youtu.be/AjP9wRMNQD0 http://kkre-25.narod.ru/dal/etm.mp3`There`s but a blink` is a song from the Russian feature film `The Sannikov Land`(1973). There were two interpretations of the song, the above one, by actor Oleg Dahl, was replaced with that of Oleg Anofriev in the film`s soundtrack. Oleg Dahl was rejected on the score of having been tipsy during recording the song. Still this record is widely heard and loved. Dahl was a genius even when he was intoxicated and slightly mistimed. `The Blink` is a kind of soliloquy rather than a song.
An iconic Russian drinking song `The Brigantine` (1937) by Russian poet Pavel Kogan put to music by his friend Georgy Lepsky. Though Pavel Kogan called his poem a joke, it relates to the certain poetic tradition, it makes us remember The Corsair by George Gordon Byron (`O'er the glad waters of the dark blue sea, ...`), `Le Voyage` by Charles Pierre Baudelaire, `Captains` by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev. The Brigantine by Pavel Kogan is in the same row, and it`s a refined masterpiece of the Russian classical poetry that became a traditional song https://youtu.be/4Myi1o_MN3I
A great Russian actor Spartak Mishulin (1926 - 2005) in the classical staging of the Small comedies of the big house by Andrei Mironov, Arkadiy Arkanov & Georgiy Gorin, Theatre of Satire (1974). This number staged by a groovy choreographer Vladimir Manokhin was so popular that sometimes was being played up to six encores a night! See 1:00:56-1:10:41 https://youtu.be/j3pYgK62Kgs
NAKED AIN`T ALWAYS SEXY, SEXY AIN`T ALWAYS NAKED. Chałupy welcome to sung by Zbigniew Wodecki, Poland https://youtu.be/wqXWVPP0Pmc Chałupy (Khaloop-ee) is a popular Polish sea side resort located between Władysławowo and Kuźnica on the Hel Peninsula on the southern Baltic Sea. This is a jocular song describing a situation when nakedness becomes a common rule for the sea resorts. Just one more step, and the not naked enough gonna be persecuted by the vice squad and public mind. Of course, it`s a grotesque, a nice `joke of humour`(as the Russian would say) in the form of the no less nice topsy-turvy song. When I learned in the Russian University they taught Polish and Czech along with Russian and even Old Slavonic. Besides, I learned Chinese. Strange it is that some of those things have left intact in my `golova` so far! Watch and listen to `Chałupy` covered by Michal Grobelny in the Polish replica of the Spanish show `Tu cara me suena` (`Your Face Sounds Familiar`) https://youtu.be/WqwOkOMxP0E The original performance of the Chałupy Welcome To by Zbigniew Wodecki (1950-2017) Wodecki Zbigniew Chałupy Welcome To (1985) https://youtu.be/2HYETWMC5jU Zbigniew Wodecki - Chałupy Welcome To (Official Audio 2017) https://youtu.be/QGUQLj9TZCA Koncert Jubileuszowy Zbigniewa Wodeckiego - Chałupy Welcome To https://youtu.be/0KdiH7WgVtI Zbigniew Wodecki - "Chałupy welcome to" (live) https://youtu.be/2ObVpsM5HQY Tribute to Zbigniew Wodecki - Ania Rusowicz "Chałupy Welcome To" https://youtu.be/pTKSKz7j52c BONUS! "Świat według Kiepskich": Chałupy w wykonaniu Kiepskich! https://youtu.be/ne2i_Oo86Lw "Świat według Kiepskich" i występ Zbigniewa Wodeckiego! https://youtu.be/7YlHWDuAU2Q
Charlie`s ditties in the Russian folklore (based on the tune of the Titina). A music school pupil is playing a melody from a Charlie Chaplin`s film that became a part of the Russian folklore, and his respectable teacher Anatoliy Sudarev from the 29th art school and October Revolution Culture Club of Novosibirsk city is tap-dancing to that frivolous tune like a mischievous boy! Masters are kidding too! (A scene from the real life filmed by chance): https://youtu.be/piGFPBjFBaw By the way, the Charlie`s film title was ` Modern Times` (1936) https://youtu.be/-Jhxbo5I8q4
Alexandre Nikolayevich Lobanovsky, one of the St. Petersburg bards composed music, having slightly changed the first line (`charmed` instead of `kissed`). (In my translation I kept Zabolotsky`s text intact. In any case it"s singable! - AAO) Declaration of Love. Music by Alexandre Lobanovsky https://youtu.be/CHgmRY64k9s After that Mikhail Mikhailovich Zvezdinsky (Deinekin) (born in 1945), another Russian bard from Moscow composed his own melody which has become popular and even iconic since then. Declaration of Love (You are kissed, bewitched ...). Lyrics by Nikolai Zabolotsky. Music by Mikhail Zvezdinsky. Sung by the `St. Petersburg` Group`. IMHO, the best performance of that romance song. https://youtu.be/c3lyKPvuye8 ; https://youtu.be/Toj0G5otVqU ; https://youtu.be/M1vAKvI-LpM
The DOLCE GABBANA composed, written & sung by Andrei Danilko https://youtu.be/YUBxGI1986Q The `Reading the songs`series. The Dolce GABBANA is recited (played) by Viktoria Savina https://youtu.be/49-ChYi3baU The actress changed not a word of the original lyrics! (Except for an omission of the song`s by-tune`La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la oolla-oolla`! and the wine`s brandname). She plays a very recognizable situation. A good mise-en-scene with a tipsy, getting drunk girl grotesquely complaining of her boyfriend!
Kai Metov refused to remain only a part of the past, he still exists and acts as a succesful pop singer, a living icon still able to gather the full house http://metov.ru/ He`s a symbol of the 90s, and you can`t kill the symbol. Was he a first post-Soviet sex idol? Abso-bloody-lutely! The perfect health and youth of the singer, his young-looking appearance and his velvet, a little bit husky voice made a charming impression on his audience, especially on women. As a gifted arranger he used a new for the Russian 90s mixture of the electronic pop music with heavy metal inclusions in his songs. The Western dancing rhythm, true-to-life simple lyrics, a special heartfelt sound of his slightly `vicious` voice and informal intonation formed his patented style. The lyrical hero of his lyrics was a naive and sentimental macho, the real, though not self-confident one. It attracted hearts and aroused sympathy. Are you ready for that? `I do not believe you!` ("Я тебе не верю!") written, composed and sung by Kai Metov https://youtu.be/rXufCRKLSyo One of my favourite songs! O yeah, babies!
The Russian love song `Don`t go away, do stay with me` was composed, written and dedicated to Anastassiya Vyaltzeva by Nikolai Vladimirovich Zubov (1867- after 1906) in 1899. IMHO, the best performers of the romance song were Varya Panina before the Revolution https://youtu.be/4fsp71A9Y5U (once a great Russian artist Valentin Serov explained to Feodor Chaliapin that there was a singer much better than Chaliapin was (he meant Varya Panina) and operatic singer Ivan Burlak (1893-1964) (to the guitar accompanimen of Nikolai Nikolayevich Kruchinin) in 1945 https://youtu.be/56qxvbchJ0I
F&F E&E You can see a mysterious abbreviation of the E&E on the T-shirts of the Pled members. It`s but a title of their song below. Well, the Pled`s lyrics are sometimes cocky and shocking but true-to-life and highly artistic. Pled - E&E (F&F) (Red Curtains Session) https://youtu.be/FQc2zG6-Gnk Live version https://youtu.be/M38xX6L97N0
The Na-Na group`s humorous song `Eskimo and Papuan` (1990) where `Eskimo` implies winter frost and `Papuan` implies summer heat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wM-YUWmb_I Unlike in the West the word of `eskimo` hasn`t got a negative meaning in Russian.
`Faraway from home` ("Давно мы дома не были"), a Russian song created on the 8th May of 1945 in Koenigsberg. Lyrics by a Russian poet Alexei Fatyanov (1919-1959), Music by Vasiliy Soloviev-Sedoy, that very gentleman who composed music for the `Moscow Nights`. https://youtu.be/HdZS_ptBglw
Semyon Sergeyevich Slepakov (born 1979 in Pyatigorsk) slepakov.com is a Russian producer, script writer, comedian, author and performer of his own comic songs. Are you ready for that? Where to get a woman? ("Где бы взять мне бабу?") https://youtu.be/Hyy8i45oh-c Slepakov`s other songs: Встала баба на весы http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/onceawomangotonscales.shtml Ты -очень красивая http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/beautifullystupid.shtml Red Hot Chili Peppers http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/redhotchilipeppers.shtml
A Song of Crocodile Ghena (`Jumping clumsily over...`) from a Russian animation film `Cheburashka`(Lyrics by Alexandre Timofeyevsky, Music by Vladimir Shaïnsky, Sung by Vladimir Ferapontov) https://youtu.be/EbAPd1491X8 Also Song of Gena (ゲーナの歌) sung by Japanese girls Koharu & Momo-chan https://youtu.be/hcyB42jW340
For the first time `A glass of vodka on my table` was performed by the `Major Sergeyev` group led by Evgeniy `Zheka` Grigoriyev. The the song was sold to Grigoriy Leps, another singer, Zheka`s crony, just for $300. In the 90s both musicians were not the pop stars, they were the recent winos and poor strangers in the Russian capital city. A decade later, in 2002, the song helped Leps to establish himself as a superstar. Leps transformed the song into a blues while Zheka used to perform his `A glass of vodka ...` as a rock ballad in a style of the `Prokol Harum` (the text had got also an additional strophe) https://youtu.be/6AWNEGTG68I A 4,5 years old girl Lisa is singing song for his daddy and is ordering him to be more serious and not to sing backup. That video was viral, and watched 5 mln. times in Russia https://youtu.be/YC9HwFwIJCU Now watch Leps` music video https://youtu.be/42t-NCCbShQ
The cruel love song `Go away, do not look!` set to music by Sasha Davydov, a Russian star of the Armenian origin is sung by Alexandre Mikhailovich Davydov (Isroel Moiseyevich Levenson (1872-1944), a Russian operatic singer of the Jewish descent and a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre in Petersburg in 1900-1914 (famous with his Wagnerian parties). A Feodor Chaliapin`s friend, a predecessor of Alexandre Vertinsky. International Parlophone Record, St. Peterburg, 1905 https://youtu.be/Pt9cfWhb5rE
`Forever shine, my glowing star1` (`You shine, you shine, my glowing star` ("Гори, гори, моя звезда!"). Sung by Polish singer Anna German in pure Russian as it was a language of her Siberian childhood. Frames from the Russian feature film `Admiral`. https://youtu.be/S9mcyFzlVd0
The Pled Group (Плед, lit. Plaid) - The hairy buttocks. The group`s frontwoman Dasha Davydova https://youtu.be/kbtfgLNm5Pk I`ve been their fan. O yeah, baby! Live version https://youtu.be/qNiXPWUFF78 Curtain version: https://youtu.be/FQc2zG6-Gnk
`I`m heart and soul to you` follows the style of the Russian traditional songs, and is usually sung with stressed pronouncing "o" as "o", rather than as "a" which is a distinctive feature of some Russian dialects of the Volga region. https://youtu.be/taaZn_I0ZBs Maxim Gorky spoke in that way all his life. After starting to learn English people speaking like that reveal they speak sticking a pure Oxford pronunciation.
In 1969 Serge Gainsbourg composed and wrote the song the Helicopter for Mireille Darc. En 1969 Serge Gainsbourg compose et ecrit la chanson L'Helicoptere pour Mireille Darc https://youtu.be/WowRnp6pTVc
Gypsy love song `Two guitars` from `An unusual concert`. The Puppet Show (1972) of Sergei Obraztsov. https://youtu.be/RO0jFrHJHFA The refrain sung by the Gypsy choir is as in the below song https://youtu.be/uvkg7RGliFo. It`s a classical and surrealistic Gypsy refrain full of the improbable charm. You can meet it in many Gypsy songs and in the author`s `Gypsy` songs and even in French as it`s in the Vladimir Vysotsky`s song `Rien Ne Va, Plus Rien Ne Va`https://youtu.be/617UWepjtIU
Viktor Balthasar Emil Hoffmann (Виктор Викторович Гофман) (1884-1911) was born in a family of the Austrian German citizen who owned the furniture factory in Russia. He went to the Russian classical school and finished it with honours. One of his classmates was Russian poet Vladimir Khodasevich. Hoffmann was a friend and pupil of Russian poets Valery Bryusov and Konstantin Balmont. He graduated from the legal faculty of the Moscow University, cooperated with literary journals. Hoffmann was labelled by the contemporary reviewers as a ladies` poet, affected and elegant one`. In 1911 he committed suicide as a result of a panick attack in one of the Paris hotels. He thought he had been going mad. He was afraid of this most of all. `I have got for you` - Love Song (Lyrics by Viktor Hoffmann, Music by Tatyana Velikodvorskaya, Sung by Alexandre GamI) https://youtu.be/N5E8vteEV6I
Kiss me, girl! (Поцелуй меня, девочка!) https://youtu.be/9sct6yKjUOc
Arranged & sung by the most unique Russian pop singer Sergei Vasiliyevitch Tchelobanov (Сергей Васильевич Челобанов). He performed as a pop star in the 90s of the 20 c. Later he dedicated himself to arrangement and composing. I don`t know anyone better than him either in the 90s or now. A standard, a model, an ideal ... for all times!
Now the Koi-no Bakansu (Love Vacation, VACANCES DE L'AMOUR) composed by Miyagawa Hiroshi (宮川泰) and written by Iwatani Tokiko (岩谷時子) in 1963 is but an evergreen oldie of the J-Pop first sung by The Peanuts (ザ・ピーナッツ) https://youtu.be/DupKB3kQn_c
The Peanuts duo included Itō sisters, Amy ((伊藤エミ) (1941-2012) and Yumi (伊藤ユミ) (1941-2016). The song was covered by many Japanese and foreign singers. In 2004 the song was re-arranged by Suzuki "Daichi" Hideyuki (鈴木Daichi秀行) and sung by the W duet (Double You (ダブルユ-Daburuyū)), see their excellent music video: https://youtu.be/jSxP4WnPafY The W duet (2004-2007) included Ai Kago and Nozomi Tsuji. Their photo (a video still) is to the right, a pure Utamaro (歌麿), kinda portrait of beauties (美人画).
Laleczka z Saskiej Porcelany - Small Statue Made of Dresden China - Sung by Magda Fronczewska https://youtu.be/S8cgNhzeFtI Laleczka z saskiej porcelany - Majka Jeżowska https://youtu.be/LjCdM2TJbSM Laleczka z Saskiej Porcelany - Small Statue Made of Dresden China - Sung by Majka Jeżowska and Paweł Paprocki https://youtu.be/OPJUTu_9lqA Fasolki - Laleczka z saskiej porcelany - https://youtu.be/AsjuRNQ1mXI Anna Patrini - Laleczka z saskiej porcelany Bejbi Blues 2013 https://youtu.be/kd6ZiM6POsI Laleczka z Saskiej Porcelany - Angelika Kaniewska(cover) https://youtu.be/ypmnbAqOKnY Amelka Kurantowicz "Laleczka z saskiej porcelany" https://youtu.be/IaHKrJiAXK0 Laleczka z Saskiej Porcelany - Piano https://youtu.be/-gdFIIi29Vg Karaoke - Laleczka z saskiej porcelany https://youtu.be/Jc3P-78KZKk
Lyrics of the song THE LILAC-COLOURED HAZE (СИРЕНЕВЫЙ ТУМАН) was written by a poet Mikhail Matusovsky as a lyricist in 1936 when he was a student in Moscow. But its music was composed by Jan Sashin (Yakov Levin), his mate, another student of the institute, who also became a poet. They created that unpretentious song for a students` ball of their institute. They were amazed to have heard this song several months later as a popular Russian song whose authors were unknown! And it was rather hard for them to prove their copyrights afterwards. https://youtu.be/aF0yfHZZAXE Sung by Vladimir Markin
These lines were discovered after Tchaikovsky`s death in his personal papers and published in the literary journal Русский вестник (Russkiy Vestnik - Russian Herald) in 1894. The poem was written in Italy. In the letter to brother Modest the great composer confessed: `For the first in my life I managed to write really good verses, very deep-felt ones ... They were hard-earned, but I worked with no less pleasure than when writing my music`. Brother offered to have the poem published, but Peter refused the very idea of it after remembering the maxim of his teacher Anton Rubinstein: `Writing is a pleasure, publication is a responsibility`(`Писание - удовлетворение, печатание - ответственность`).
Landysh (Lily-of-the-valley), Op. 38, No. 2. Lyrics by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Music by Anton Arensky. Sung by Nadezhda Kazantseva https://youtu.be/TGXJeKoK7OY
FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A GOOD GIRL AISHANG NI, HAO GUNIANG A sexy beauty is arguing with her Lamborghini boyfriend, a rich businessman. We see him saying `Well!` (Hao ba!) and ordering her to return to his car (`Do take your seat!` Zuo!). Her response is, `Weishenme ne? Why then? Again?` According to the author and performer of the song Sun Hui (Сунь Хуй) it implies: "I don"t want anything, I don't care about your money!" He told that the girl (by the way, a professional music vidеo (MV)actress) threw away the valuable clothes and jewelry to become free. On her way she`s met the very Sun Hui, the author of that music vidеo pretending to look as `a poor brother`. Having recognized the celebrity, the girl is ignoring him either starting to take off and throw away the expensive pieces of her chic clothing one by one while literally step by step showing her beautiful body in bikini and making Sun Hui to pursue and escort her all the way. Unexpectedly there`s appeared an ordinary, poor "cycling brother", and off they go together riding his bicycle. That`s the idea of the song as it can be read in the pop music media of China and Taiwan. As to me I think that everything is much simpler, the girl will return to her boyfriend, she`s not poor and things she`s lost are no big loss of money for her. By the way, Sun Hui was picking them up knowing their price while singing and thinking that the girl will come to her senses and - who knows? - will prefer him. https://youtu.be/vPKVagwzlhI
September 28 is Brigitte Bardot`s birthday! She`s my idol!https://youtu.be/Bbkwrf5lMqc https://youtu.be/h0xUjsxwrkE (Sorry for my complicated relationship with time, I thought it was October, so I`d written Oct. 28 before). A propos, слово la madrague означает "сеть для ловли тунца", а в более широком смысле слова "ловушка" (a trap)
A poem-song by Vladimir Vysotsky from the `Mr. McKinley`s Escape` feature film`s soundtrack https://youtu.be/tg0tK193pgQ Of course, it`s more my own interpretation of the Vysotsky`s song-poem rather than my translation of it, my variation on the theme offered by the genius of the Russian poetry. To what extent? You are welcome to judge it by a comparison of the translation and original text. (My translation contains three dots marking absent stanzas of the original poem and contractions of some stanzas). Initially, before the film, it was one of the Vysotsky`s jocular songs to his own now on purpose frolicksome, foolish now more or less `serious` tune https://youtu.be/wlw5DXJUelc, https://youtu.be/pIzmLvsSdLk, https://youtu.be/bEUP6lbxNqU, etc. The soundtrack version changed all, first of all, the melody. Though text was mostly unchanged, only abridged, it acquired an unexpected, philosophical meaning. The new, strict melody blew up the hidden senses, maybe not known even for the very author. I developed this theme by Vysotsky taking into account changes brought by our days. I made it as much as thrice in my previous translations, in `The French Ambassador`s Wife` by Gorodnitsky (there appeared a figure of the very Ambassador, though in the hero`s nightmare) and in Vladimir Voinovich`s iconic `Spacemen`s Song` (where spacemen due to my free will downloaded their maps into the `Apple` or `Samsung` tablets which weren`t being used in 1961). To be short, I dared to perform as Vladimir Vysotsky`s co-author and tried my best (and even kicked my ass) to develop his ideas, and, of course, I followed his metre and tune ( I left `em intact). Had I got the very right to act like this? Who knows? What if I am just a literary hooligan?! Literally! Oh, my! But as a Russian proverb reads, `If you`re going to fall, then do it only from the kingsize horse!` I fell to rise! By the way, for the third time. An old offender! Every translator wants to be a co-author! Me too, but fortunately sometimes and very rarely. Let it be my excuse and your consolation! Hip-hip, hurrah! Bonus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyxxhfYZks8 and https://youtu.be/_mkiGMtbrPM
RUSSIAN MATCHISH РУССКIЙ МАТЧИШЪ Matchish #1. Performed by the dancers of the Kamenny Most (Stone Bridge) Studio of the Historical and Traditional Dances in Voronezh, Russia (2016) https://youtu.be/x6O26bvIOyY Matchish #2. The same studio https://youtu.be/mzV23FpujLI Russian La Matchish of 1917. Sung by Psoi & Dobranoch https://youtu.be/XsdmtDf5DXw
Oh, this is a real hymn [hɪm] of the glamorous moggies, a true mirror of them. The song was written and composed, and sung by a nice Russian pop singer Sveta Kolibaba http://kolibaba.ru/tv Initially, this song was a number of the soundtrack of the motion picture `Boomer` (Boomer is German BMW car in Russian slang) but later the song lost touch with it. People are used to remember a refrain though the meaning concentrates in the couplets too. Watch Sveta Kolibaba as a pampered moggy: https://youtu.be/GIHzPhd7eQU https://youtu.be/J633lDXa-lM
SONG OF THE MOONSHINERS ПЕСНЯ САМОГОНЩИКОВ https://youtu.be/Ce1MPHBwsmo and potpourris from the Russian feature film `Operation `Y`, or the new adventures of Shurik` (film director Leonid Gaidai). See the full film in here: https://youtu.be/x_-ehagcrBg Vladimir Livshitz wrote many famous ditties for Arkadiy Raikin`s repertory.
The Japanese version of the song I LIKE TO STROLL ALONG THE MOSCOW STREETS sung by the Dark Ducks - Kaze kaoru Mosukuwa ni. The group had been performing for 15 years in the 50-60s of the XX c. Their repertory included Russian and American folk and pop songs. https://youtu.be/SuWLPI9C0kc
The Moscow Windows played by Tigran Osipov and Alexandre Zelenkov in a style of a Gypsy romance and then develop`d in a style of the Russian retro music of the 50s of the 20c. https://youtu.be/CztolA3I1p8 The Moscow Windows played and taught by Vitaliy Budyak From the MoscowGuitar School https://youtu.be/qhktyEf_jhg
WHAT MADE YOU FEEL LOVE OF YOUR MOTHERLAND? A Russian patriotic song written by Mikhail Matusovsky and composed by Veniamin Basner. First sung by Mark Bernes for an excellent Russian action motion picture The Shield & the Sword (film director Vladimir Basov, a war vet). He`s appearing at once as an actor in the following episode of the film right before the song starts in here: https://youtu.be/sFs6n8Y_nEs
Josie Carr-Harris, born from Russian mom and Canadian dad, then aged 11, sings `With Nanny` by Mussorgsky. Record of 2010. `With Nanny` is a song from The Nursery (Детская, literally Children's Room) cycle, composed by Modest Mussorgsky between 1868 and 1872 and set to his own lyrics. https://youtu.be/RQlenlEw0d4
`Napoléon, yes, Napoléon`. Russian folk song of 1812 dedicated to Prince Koutouzoff, Mikhail Illarionovich Koutouzoff, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army and guerillas. The song expresses a view-point of the ordinary Russians, peasants of that epoch. Sung by the Valaam Monastery Choir https://youtu.be/8cYuMjj0HSo
Sailor`s cap. Sung by Pavel Chekin. I find the refrain of The Sailor`s Cap especially attractive! https://youtu.be/UiQi64vEqyI Also sung by Chekin http://kkre-4.narod.ru/gak/bes.mp3 The other cover version - by Alexandre Zaitsev http://kkre-4.narod.ru/gak/bs3.mp3
NICE WALK, NICE SMOKE is an evergreen masterpiece of the Russian folk rock music by The Zilch group. Один из нетленных шедевров русской народной рок-группы "Ноль". https://youtu.be/BEBmPj3Vojw A congenial music video was shot by Alexei Rosenberg as a director and produced by Bakhyt Kilibayev (Бахыт Килибаев) who offered the actors and actresses of his feature film `Gongofer` that was being shot at the same time by him as a film director for shooting the music video to the tune of The Zilch group. Alexei Rosenberg was an artist of the `Gongofer`. https://youtu.be/U1lbaeZly90 The Song about a true Indian Песня о настоящем индейце http://zhurnal.lib.ru/p/prjahin_a_a/trueindiansong.shtml, https://youtu.be/yqzbky0KwTU
EXCESS WEIGHT? BULLSHIT! JUST EXTRA PLACES FOR KISSING! A humorous song by a Russian chansonnier Semyon Slepakov https://youtu.be/08fvOEtMxQk Slepakov`s other songs: Ты -очень красивая http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/beautifullystupid.shtml Red Hot Chili Peppers http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/redhotchilipeppers.shtml Где бы взять мне бабу http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/getwoman.shtml
The text of this poem became an absolute champion of the contest `The anthology of the absolutely great poems` of the Russian poetry of the 20 c. initiated by Mikhail Abelsky and held in 1977. There was only one con! I agree with majority voting and consider this poem one of the best poems about war, maybe, of all times. Besides , The Oriole is an excellent Russian song (the author of music is Kyrill Molchanov). As a song this poem emerged in 1968 as a part of the soundtrack of the Russian feature film `Let`s wait till Monday`. The Oriole sung by a great Russian actor Vyacheslav Tikhonov http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-1VeIQq_M4&feature=player_detailpage
The Caramel - Poom-pum! (Карамель - Пум пам) The R-pop evergreen oldie related to the 2000s https://youtu.be/YdR1dmv-Gxw A nice, catchy melody and not silly lyrics as it may seem. The song sounds something like J-pop anime songs. The Caramel duo was comprised of Lyusia Kobelko and Tanya Sokolova. Mr. Gubin, the then Russian pop star was The Caramels` producer. Sweet memories! Oh, yeah! And a rare example of the R-pop which failed to come true as a true industry.
They are all about men and women, I mean his songs. Kai Metov whose real name is Kairat Erdenovich Metov (born in 1964 in Karaganda, Kazakhstan) was an iconic figure in Russian pop music and Russia on the whole in the 90s of the 20s. He seemed to have appeared from nowhere. But he"d graduated from the Moscow Conservatory"s Central Music School as a violinist (he has got an absolute hearing). He came; he saw and conquered, won the hearts of millions of fans. His album `Position #2` (1993) was the super hit of that dangerous and tough transitional period of Russia"s history. On TV in 1996: `There are artists who contrive to compose only the hits, so to say, one hit urges on another one. Our today`s guest is one of such artists. Recently he has his album recorded. Almost all songs of that disc has become the hit. But the hit of his hits is still his song that is well-known as the `Position #2`. The author is Kai metov.` https://youtu.be/n-E1GVr1mRs On TV in 2009 with the Symphonic Orchestra. The Tough 90s Series. Kai Metov. Position #2. Music and Lyrics by Kai Metov. Piano also Kai Metov, the author. https://youtu.be/njkJe3qBFeE Bonus: `Position Number Two` recited as a poem by actor Boris Draghilev (Борис Драгилев) from Saint-Petersburg (Saint-Pétersbourg). By the way, the actor understands the character of Kai Metov`s poem (and poems) in a very right way, as a macho of the rueful countenance! https://youtu.be/lPXRq4jFuMw (Watch also https://www.youtube.com/user/borisbrookebond).
An evergreen Russian song The Puttana (La puta) ("Путана") by Alexandre Kalyanov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Mt59xdV9A (Alexandre Kalyanov`s Album `The Museum of Love` - Track #7 (22:58 - 27:00) Sung by Alexandre Kalyanov. https://youtu.be/_TRrNK-GOxo The Puttana (La puta) - karaoke
Alexandre Kalyanov is a remarkable Russian musician, arranger and poet, and a very cultured and cultural person.A true gentleman. He`s an author of many iconic songs, signs of the recent epochs, yet the evergreen songs. Bonus: The Puttana (La Puta) recited as a poem by Arseniy Kovalskiy (Kova), theater and film actor, director, creato born and educated in Moscow who`s been living in Barcelona since 2011. He works in Russia and Spain https://youtu.be/guog6fuJzj8
By Semyon Slepakov & Javid Kurbanov THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 由西蒙•Slepakov, Javid Kurbanov 呛辣红椒合唱团 https://youtu.be/r74c7C0FEhQ Slepakov`s other songs: Встала баба на весы http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/onceawomangotonscales.shtml Ты -очень красивая http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/beautifullystupid.shtml Где бы взять мне бабу http://zhurnal.lib.ru/editors/p/prjahin_a_a/getwoman.shtml
Russian Jews Samuïl Pokrass and Pavel German, authors of the bravura Revolutionary songs and military marches which had been popular in Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany for many years created an excellent Gipsy love song in the 20s of the 20 c. You can listen to the romance The ring of a tambourine (Там бубна звон) being performed by Pierre and Vladimir Svetlanoff https://youtu.be/gzMXortxDco However, according to the other sources, the authors of the same song were either Pokrass or Oscar Osenin (Lurja)(Оскар Осенин (Лур(ия)) (1889-1978)) (rather than Pavel German), or An. Lentzev (Ан. Ленцев))(rather than Pokrass) and Oscar Osenin. It's hard for me to judge who were the true authors, maybe, there were two melodies to the same lyrics. Who knows? The one thing is unchageable, the songwriters were all Russian Jews, and they created a masterpiece. The song was performed by many famous singers, by Vadim Kozin http://vadimkozin.narod.ru/pvk2/01.Tam_bubna_zvon.mp3, by Yuriy Morfessi http://kkre-11.narod.ru/pokrass/tbz.mp3, Alla Bayanova. As to the Svetlanoffs whom I liked the best, listen to them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I08dn_SwbY
BY THE SEA, BY THE BLUE SEA У МОРЯ, У СИНЕГО МОРЯ (AFTER THE JAPANESE GREATEST HIT `KOI-NO BAKANSU `恋のバカンス) The J-pop song KOI-NO BAKANSU performed by the Peanuts duet (Sisters Itō Amy and Itō Yumi https://youtu.be/rqCAd6AZYCo) has become an iconic Russian folk song since the early 60s. Unfortunately, the Japanese original lyrics were replaced as `too sexy` that time, and its title became `Песня о счастливой любви" (`A Happy Love Song`). Fortunately, the new lyrics were written by a gifted Russian lyricist Leonid Derbenyov (1931-1996), the former lawyer who created a pure chaste and still erotic text.
In 1964 KOI-NO BAKANSU was sung in Russian by a pop singer Nina Panteleyeva https://youtu.be/HlnHArjIdrw. In 1965 that melody was performed by a brass band as a march in the Russian feature film "Иностранка" (`A Foreign Girl`) https://youtu.be/KJvybYQ5LqY (from 13:20 to 13:56). Besides KOI-NO BAKANSU was a part of the soundtrack of another motion picture shot by a remarkable Soviet Uzbek film director Elior Ichmoukhamedov (Эльёр Ишмухамедов). The title of that wonderful poetic film was `Tenderness` ("Нежность")(`Uzbekfilm`, 1966) https://youtu.be/YGvs3hulHCI. Nowadays the oldie is still alive and kicking, just remember a nice performance by the `FABRIKA` female trio https://youtu.be/gCAbqJ44LpA Я сам себе:"А вы в душе романтик!"Хи-хи-хи!
SNOW WHITE ROSES, OR A SLAVIC BALLAD ABOUT THE MEAN DESTINY AND CRUEL LOVE was written and composed by Sergei Borisovich Kuznetsov from Orenburg, Russia, for the same name first Russian teenager pop band in 1986. The original version of the 80s https://youtu.be/BPsRX7m6CX4, and that of 40 years later (with the inclusion of the song `Childhood` of the same author Yuri Kuznetsov) https://youtu.be/MKhszTTp-G8 Bonus:The Snow White Roses recited as a poem by a Russian theater and film actor, director Arseniy Kovalskiy (Kova) born and educated in Moscow, but who`s been living in Barcelona since 2011. He works in Russia and Spain https://youtu.be/aQSaJ28yP5M
Initially the song `It`s snowing, it`s snowing` ("А снег идет, а снег идет") was a number of the score of the feature film `The Career of Dima Gorin` ("Карьера Димы Горина") (1961), but then the film was forgotten unlike the very song. An unforgettable song was written within three minutes by Evgeniy Alexandrovich Yevtushenko after he`d occasionally heard the catchy, heartfelt melody composed by Andrei Eshpai. Both creators considered to have been the serious, almost living classical authors, far from the pop culture, yet they managed to develop a hit! The first and still the best performance of the evergreen Russian song is by Maya Kristalinskaya https://youtu.be/MEL4HhdkWhA
An iconic Russian children`s song from a no less iconic cartoon https://youtu.be/UJ4xijUSb-c. By this very reason it is a frequent object for the various parodies and even new interpretations https://youtu.be/t7FtxBQapn4
People in Russia often think that this song is a traditional one. The title of the song is even used as a Russian proverb. But it was written, composed and for the first time sung by Oleg Andreyevich Anofriyev, a popular Russian actor, in 1972 https://youtu.be/B3WYL2zKZ1s He was a young singing drama actor in the 60s, well-known for the songs he performed in the motion and animation pictures describing the life and reflecting tastes of the young professionals in the USSR. And suddenly that very song, absolutely traditional by its intonation and style! By that very reason the folk ensembles and Russian country style singers began to include it in their repertory. `What is a song without accordion?` sung by Alexandra Strelchenko (1973) https://youtu.be/eRymS69JtZc
`From behind an isle to midstream` ("Из-за острова на стрежень", именно что на стрежень или стяжень, а не стержень, ибо это уже была бы порнография) has been a well-known Russian folk song since the 90s of the 19 c. and has been popular in Russia so far. It is based on the much longer poem by Dmitry Nikolayevich Sadovnikov (Дмитрий Николаевич Садовников) (1847-1883), but has got several variants though not the dramatically varying ones. The author of music remains unknown. The characters of a famous Russian animation cartoon `The magical ring` ("Волшебное кольцо") merrily sing `From behind an isle to midstream` while rowing along the river. Their repertory just stresses their folkish tastes and Russian roots https://youtu.be/Ix6FgWhGFmU `From behind an isle to midstream` was being performed by Feodor (Theodore) Shalyapin https://youtu.be/BbJ4QsXMJy4 by Georgy Vinogradov and Maxim Mikhailov https://youtu.be/0iZcsESVh-o by Polish singer Anna German (in her perfect Russian) https://youtu.be/IPqeCfRQ4pQ by Choir of the Russian Orthodox Church Monastery `Opta`s Desert` ("Оптина пустынь"))(soloist Vladimir Miller) https://youtu.be/tWSAbV5EfN0 And here you are the `Lentement le longs des îles`, a famous French vocal interpretation of the famous Russian traditional song by Charles Aznavour https://youtu.be/10b7f_XKZWE
The Ballad About Stierlitz by Arkady Ukupnik Баллада о Штирлице Аркадия Укупника He sings and plays in this music video https://youtu.be/D0s7kh7HdtQ Maximillian Otto von Stierlitz is a well-known Russian character of the TV serial `17 Instants of Spring` from the same name novel by Yulian Semyonov and a famous character of many funny stories being told in Russia. One of few great music videos of the 90s. Highly artistic and imaginative! Humorous! Good acting and singing, fine settings, direction, all! A sheer masterpiece! Evergreen!
`The guy dreams of Tambov` ("Мальчик хочет в Тамбов") sung by Murat Nasyrov https://youtu.be/lX843w3mtIo (watch as well https://youtu.be/yTG4oH5qm4U) is an excellent Russian cover of the Carrapicho Band`s song TIC TIC TAC. However, the original lyrics by Braulino de Lima (1996) was replaced with that of by Sergei Kharin (Сергей Харин). Murat Ismailovich Nasyrov (Мурат Измайлович Насыров) (مۇرات ناسىروۋ)(1969-2007) was Uigur by his nationality. Uigurs live in Europe, Russia, Central Asia and People`s Republic of China. (An Uigur traditional song `Atush` sung by Murat Nasyrov in 1998 https://youtu.be/OH-tiUapVzE?list=RDC9To_9urCqA). All Uigurs I`d met were highly-educated, cultured and intelligent people, I`m used to call them `the French people` of Asia. L`ange non vit plus ici. Tu nous manques, Mourat! Murat Nasyrov`s 1991 cover of George Michael`s Careless Whisper https://youtu.be/fpT5Ec_j98Q Murat Nasyrov was born and grew up in Kazakhstan, but his artistic life had been developing in Moscow. The tragical death of that outstanding singer was an irreplaceable loss for the Russian culture. Bonus: The guy dreams of Tambov` ("Мальчик хочет в Тамбов") recited as a poem by Arseniy Kovalsky (Kova), a theater and film actor, director, creator born and educated as an actor in Moscow who`s been living in Barcelona since 2011. He works in Russia and Spain https://youtu.be/LxsH7k1p8wE The original song for comparison: TIC TIC TAC by The Carrapicho Band https://youtu.be/hqUEbhlRKX4
THE ROCK CLIMBER by Vladimir Vysotsky https://youtu.be/q1qNnNNpuC4 The poem-song was dedicated to Maria Gotovtseva, a legendary lady rock climber. Maria Gotovtseva: `You can`t conquer a mountain. It was and will be. Mountaineering is not a struggle with a mountain but a struggle of you with your own self. As to the mountains ... they are always improbably beautiful`.
THE SONG ABOUT A TRUE INDIAN is a masterpiece of the Russian folk rock music written and composed on par by The Zilch group frontman Feodor Tchistyakov and another rock musician Piotr Strukov (from the third stanza). A music video from it was shot by Maxim Katooshkin in an iconic place of the Russian rock music, in Irina Linnik`s datcha of Komarovo village. We read in Feodor Tchistyakov`s memoirs: 'A song about a true Indian' - I`d been drinking for two days, flying somewhere by the `autopilot`. I remember how I was going from a car to a car in the Underground, visiting some people, and, all in all, it took two days. I started with one girl, but I woke up with quite another one. When I woke up I felt like having gone on a trip, but when I came back I couldn`t recall where I`d been. After I`d gone outdoors, I had such a hangover poetic mood that the lines appeared themselves from somewhere, and the song was done in a flash! Just in one breath, giving my all like a sprinter, and that's it. The only nuisance was the third verse, but it was Piotr Strukov who helped me, so the story was rather mentally completed after that'. The Zilch - The Song about a True Indian http://zhurnal.lib.ru/p/prjahin_a_a/trueindiansong.shtml, https://youtu.be/SvqR_jbeil4, https://youtu.be/yqzbky0KwTU
ST. ANDREWS (THE RUSSIAN NAVY BANNER): FOR FAITH AND FIDELITY Варяг / Varyag / Warjag (Русский Народный Хоръ / Russian National Choir, Conductor W.S. Warszawski, Disk of the Recording Co. `Janus-Rekord` (`Янусъ-Рекордъ`) # 523 (2890, Record of 1905). Music by Alexei Sergeyevich Turishchev, Lyrics by Rudolf Greintz (Russian Lyrics (1904) by Ye. Studen(t)skaya). https://youtu.be/ZJw4_nXEBcI The Varyag Navy March. Conductor, Captain First Rank Alexei Karabanoff https://youtu.be/KvA82xPy8Go
P. Tchaikovsky `The Queen of Spades`. Arya of Hermann `What`s our life? A game!`is sung by Mikhail Didyk. Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 2010 П. И. Чайковский. Опера "Пиковая дама". Ария Германа "Что наша жизнь? Игра!" Герман - Михаил Петрович Дидык. Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 2010 https://youtu.be/L2wlKC09_PM Arya of Hermann sung by Zurab Anjapharidze, Bolshoy, 1965 https://youtu.be/Xokl2pShs-I Arya of Hermann sung by Maxim Aksyonov, Mariinsky https://youtu.be/8U0ruAg9MAE
The historic and historical song dated back to the time of the Civil War in the 20s of the 20th c. in Russia. Due to the simple words, irregular grammar, excellent, catchy and slightly klezmerish melody that marching song acquired an iconic status in time of its creation. It was one of the most favorite songs of Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) (according to the letter of his wife Nadezhda Krupskaya). The song considered to have been the folk music through the 20-50s of the 20th century though both text and music were written by the request of the Poltical Bureau of the Kiev military region of the Red Army before seizure of the Crimea. It was printed in 1925 for the first time. Nowadays the melody of the White Army, Black Baron is used as a military march of the Russian Army, as an anthem of the Central Sporting Club of the Russian Army (CSK) (lyrics replaced, of course) and as an unofficial marching and rally song of the radical youth movement of the national-bolsheviks of Russia (Eduard Limonov`s party). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APlGT4n1kgk https://youtu.be/oI6PxuvZ3J4 https://youtu.be/h5hKbphw3EI https://youtu.be/a7G7EXEtuUo https://youtu.be/XmptOnF0P_E https://youtu.be/PNBbojgsxGA https://youtu.be/xeSPJOj7O8c https://youtu.be/03njYn7fkGA
Sasha Davydov (Саша Давыдов) (Alexandre Davydovich Davydov (Александр Давыдович Давыдов) (born Arsen Davidovich Karapetyan (Арсен Давидович Карапетян)(according to other references N.F. Karapetov (Н.Ф. Карапетов) was the full author of the love song. He graduated from the Lazarevsky Institute of the Oriental Languages where learned all the Armenian teenagers in Moscow in the 19 century. His career as a musician began in Tiflis (Tbilisi), Georgia. He was a rank-and-file singer of Italian Opera in Tiflis. Then he preferred to sing in operettas and vaudevilles in the Russian provinces. He was a soloist in the Bolshoy and the Maly theatres, served in the theatre of Taneyev, worked with Mikhail Leontovsky who publicized him and made a star, and he finished his career in 1906. Sasha Davydov`s songs, sung and composed and/or written by him, were being recorded by Grammaphone Co., 1906 in Moscow and Pathe, 1911 in St. Petersburg. (Strictly speaking, we must take into account an essential difference concerning his records, because there were records of him as a SINGER and there were the records of him as a COMPOSER and/or AUTHOR. In the latter case we must say about the records of Parlophone Co. as well. Sasha DAvydov passed away in February of 1911 (see "Кончина короля цыганского романса А.Д. Давыдова" // Петерб. газета. 1911. 21 янв. #20). Why? Sung by Vera Maretzkaya and Sergey Martinson https://youtu.be/uuJzV3saJRI; sung by Anastassia Vyaltzeva https://youtu.be/Qr6b8pWZKFI
Lev Knipper (1898-1974) was a Soviet Russian composer and, by the way, a brother of the German film superstar Olga Chekhova. He became famous owing to his melody to an iconic Soviet song `Polyushko-polye` about the Red Army cavalrymen`s gallop in the wide steppe: https://youtu.be/RhutG7430uI (sung by Origa (オリガ, born Olga Yakovleva), a Japanese singer of the Russian descent). As to the song about the clumsy bear https://youtu.be/rPORdgIMd7I (A children`s Choir of Kovrov City School #8, Russia. Conductor - School Teacher Irina Vlasova) it`s been alive and kicking as a children`s song so far. Its author is a Russian poet and lyricist Alexandre Kovalenkov (1911-1971) who wrote several hits for the Russian films` soundtracks.
A jocular English remake of the original song THE WIFE OF THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR by Alexandre Gorodnitsky https://youtu.be/-0z5EfqdF88 Alexandre Gorodnitsky is a prominent Russian professor, doctor of science (geophysics, oceanology) and one of the most prominent Russian singing poets.
Winterwäldchen - Winter Coppice is the German lyrics to the tune by Arno Babadjanian (at source: "Чёртово колесо"). Frankenfeld Show, ARD-1975, West Germany - Winterwaldchen (Winter Coppise) Sung By Larissa Mondrus https://youtu.be/DVLNK4I3g28 (from 1:39)
A 1984 episode `40 чертей и одна зелёная муха` (`Fourty imps and one green bottle fly`) (#46) of the Soviet children's TV series `Eralash` (`Hotchpotch`) (1984) from the short story `La conquista della quinta C` (1939) by an Italian humourist Giovanni Mosca (1908-1983) (Un episodio del 1984 della serie televisiva sovietica per bambini `Eralash` è una breve trasposizione in chiave comica di una parte di Ricordi di scuola). The screenwriter and director of the Fourty imps and one green bottle fly was Gennady Vasiliev (1940-1999) who shot the Russian iconic motion pictures `Finest, the brave Falcon` in 1975 and `The new adventures of Captain Wrungel` in 1978. All Russian actors and actresses spoke in the Italian language (just for fun!). The Italian transcript is based on my imperfect sound reading, yet I`m proud of having transcribed almost all! https://youtu.be/zgUevFTLhW0
Anarchists perform the Apple Small dance and song (a fragment from the film `Alexandre Parkhomenko`). In the beginning the Red Army commanders agreed that they had to remove the anarchists` armoured train. One of them went to meet anarchists and pursuade them to free the railway line. The anarchists (from 00:00:29), the former Imperial Navy seamen and then revolutionaries, performed the`Apple Small`in honour of their guest. https://youtu.be/ccLWemddwdw
Let"s watch a fragment from the motion picture The Balzamonov`s Marriage based on Alexandre Ostrovsky`s three pieces Two Dogs Fight, the Third Keep Away, Whatever You Look for, You'll Find and Holiday"s Afternoon Dream (1860s). In many respects it"s almost a replica of The Merchant's Wife, (1918), a famous picture by Boris Mikhaylovich Kustodiev (1878-1927). As to the temper of woman it"s still quite of folk origins, very resolute, wild, passionate. By the way, it"s not a merchant"s wife, it"s a merchant woman, or using the modern idiom, it"s a business lady who doesn't know what to do with her money, time and energy and what to do else. I love him! Poor boy Balzaminov - Georgy Vitsin, Mechant Woman Belotelova (literally `White-body-na`) - Nonna Mordyukova. https://youtu.be/gnrwmgC4mJ4
BEASTLY BEAUTIFUL, OR BEAUTY IN THE BEAST Beware of the Modern 2. Sergei Rost (plays Irena, 1st Member of the Jury, Guy on Motorcycle, Nina Zadova, Mother) and Dmitry Nagiyev (he plays Father, Sergeant Zadov, Tanya, Yulia, Pasha, 2nd Member of the Jury). https://youtu.be/xj4K5BjLfCI
The Down Piterski Instrumental from the Russian Animation from the Lillebror och Karlsson pa taket (Karlsson-on-the-Roof) by a great Swedish children"s writer Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002). Russian Karlsson is dancing to this tune! (Film Director Boris Stepantsev, Karlsson - Vasiliy Livanov, Miss Bock - Fanny Ranevskaya) https://youtu.be/giVOgOpsnKo
`The comical song`. Though this mise-en-scene is absent in the text of `Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)` by Jerome K. Jerome, published in 1889, it is present in the Russian dramatization of this novel as being `true to the spirit of the original`(film director of the same name light-hearted musical comedy was Naum Biermann) (Reference: `Russia beyond headlines` by Elena Korenevskaya, March 28, 2014). This scene was improvised by the actors who were being filmed in it. It seemed very British for them. Sir Samuel William Harris - Alexandre Schirwindt, Young Lady - Maria Belkina, Pianist - Igor` Okrepilov, Listener - Izil` Zabludovsky, Deaf old gentleman - Lev Lemke, Lady of the house- Anna Lisianskaya, timid young lady - Irina Geuer (Smirnova), her father - Mikhail Devyatkin. https://youtu.be/wMt9a7ai9Do
My favourite fragments of the Russian feature film `My dear man` ("Дорогой мой человек") (film director Iosif Heifitz) of 1959 from the Yuri Herrmann`s novel `The Lifework` (Юрий Герман "Дело, которому служишь") https://youtu.be/eIwsdvC5mOM2 from 6:45 to 30:59; from 31:26 to 32:12
An episode from the Russian feature film `Ivan Vasilyevich changes his occupation` (1973) based on Mikhail Bulgakov`s comedy of `Ivan Vasilyevich`, 1936. Because of a time-machine dysfunction the house manager Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha who occurred to be a replica of Ivan the Terrible and Moscow housebreaker Georges Miloslavsky were transferred to the epoch of Ivan the Terrible. Bunsha supported by Georges had to play the role of the Tsar. Their local guide was Theophanes, the Kremlin foreign office clerk. The Ambassador of Sweden being granted the Tsar`s audience https://youtu.be/-8rYtE-XQiM
DIVE IN, MAKE HASTE . https://youtu.be/Eu5AhZNp_Ok from the Russian feature film `Operation `Y`, or the new adventures of Shurik` (film director Leonid Gaidai). And a delighted and very tasty cocktail of the melodies reminding of the French chansons, Ravel`s Bolero, Rimsky-Korsakov`s Flight of the Bumblebee and author`s grotesque music accompanying Coward`s eccentricy https://youtu.be/iFMAQOTDu5g
THE FATE OF A MAN A scene from the first Feodor Bondarchuk`s film `The fate of a man` from Mikhail Sholokhov`s short novel. Bondarchuk who"ll direct `The War and Peace` played the title part of Sokoloff. Lagerfuehrer was played by actor Yuri Averin, the former WW2 vet (a genius!- AAO). https://youtu.be/0MHBWlc45DI
A superstar of the 19 c., great Hungarian pianist and composer Ferenc Liszt , or as he was called that time Franz Liszt (Actor pianist Svyatoslav Richter), performing in front of the Russian High society. Young Slava Richter playing the part of Ferenc Liszt in the motion picture `Composer Glinka` https://youtu.be/gNIhu5qH3Ec
Irony, satire and humour are main features of Pauline Sibagatullina`s witty poetry. Pauline is as well a permanent member of the theatrical company `Comedy Woman` (Moscow). One time her dramatic character in the company was Madame Pauline, the Russian nwriting Yugoslavia (Bosnian) poetess and high society lioness and lady wino from St. Petersburg.
Comedian Evgeniy Petrosyan & Matryona (Actor Sergei Chvanov from the famous Russian comic duet `The New Russian Grannies`): Reciting the Russian unprintable folklore in the allegoric guise of the Japanese Tankas https://youtu.be/d9-7YyMIURU
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UN SKETCH FARCIQUE FOLKLORIQUE RUSSE MODERNE Un sketch par The Comedy Woman -`Un rendez-vous d`une Demoiselle avec un Hussard dans la forêt`. Un excellent sketch interprété par une excellente actrice russe Natalie Medvedeff et acteur Alexandre Goudkoff, mes préférés. Malheureusement, la vidéo est pour le moment indisponible, nous sommes donc privés du plaisir de voir le brillant duo. Cʻest dommage, parce que le sketch et le jeu sont un chef-d'œuvre!
The voice of Anatoly Dmitriyevich Papanov (1926-2012), an iconic actor of the legendary Moscow Satire Theatre in the 60-70s of the 20 c., was a little bit grotesque (a fragment from the feature film `Beware of the Car` can serve as an illustration): Yuppie - Andrei Mironov. Father-in-law - Anatoly Papanov. Even in that satire Papanov`s voice was being regarded as too grotesque, but fortunately the decision to dub him wasn"t taken. https://youtu.be/u_-LDuDpvB0
A MODERN RUSSIAN FOLKISH FARCICAL SKETCH The Comedy Woman - `A rendezvous of a Young Lady with a Hussar in the forest`. An excellent sketch played by the excellent Russian actress Nataliya Medvedeva and actor Alexandre Goodkov, my favourite ones. Unfortunately, the video is being nonshowable for the time being, so we`re being deprived of a great pleasure to enjoy acting of the brilliant artistic pair. That`s pity, because THAT JOKE IS A CLASSIC!