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)
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
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
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".
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!).
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
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/mZPuVANZqww `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.
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
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!
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
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
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 predecessors of Alexandre Vertinsky. International Parlophone Record, St. Peterburg, 1905 https://youtu.be/Pt9cfWhb5rE
`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
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/GXVXrZIOlAI
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).
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
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!
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).
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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?list=PLSUxaGWLMOWNuG4oz10HoPdyyfUMbeADN) 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
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
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 stance). 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,
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).
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 Coppise 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/ZaG7itiTf-k
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
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/_weoESj8HH8 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 as the Japanese Tankas https://youtu.be/2dKIxwZ7NWU
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