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The Red Army Chorus

Album Summary

>Zerjinski : Riders' March
>Traditional, Russian : Troika, folk song
>Knipp, Lev Konstantinovich : Polyushko Polye (Song of the Plains; Meadowlands; "O Field, My Fields")
>Milyutin, Y. : When the Soldiers Sing
>Solov'yov-Sedoy, Vasily : Nightingales
>Traditional, Russian : Dark eyes ("Ochi chornye," "Black Eyes"), folk song
>Ukrainian Traditional : Kossack's Song
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Traditional, Russian : Eh, Ukhnyem (Song of the Volga Boatmen), folk song
>Shaporin, Yury Alexandrovich : Russian Song
>Traditional, Russian : Kalinka (Little Snowfall), folk song
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Traditional, Russian : Dear Soul, folk song
>Ukrainian Traditional : Ukranian Folk Song
>Solov'yov-Sedoy, Vasily : Midnight in Moscow
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>Alexandrov, Alexander : National Anthem of the USSR
Performers Conductors Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The A.V. Alexandrov Ensemble of the Soviet Army, twice decorated with the Order of the Red Banner and Red Star, is one of the foremost artistic groups of the ex-USSR. It bears the name of its founder and first director, Alexander V Alexandrov. The Montreal paper La Presse said of their Canadian Tour of 1987, "The chorus, under B. Alexandrov's direction, is inarguably the best in the world of the genre. The concert was a display of pyrotechnic virtuosity."



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Works Details

>Zerjinski : Riders' March
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Russian : Troika, folk song
  • Performer: Boris Zhaivoronok (Bass)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Knipp, Lev Konstantinovich : Polyushko Polye (Song of the Plains; Meadowlands; "O Field, My Fields")
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Milyutin, Y. : When the Soldiers Sing
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Solov'yov-Sedoy, Vasily : Nightingales
  • Performers: Alexey Martinov; Aleksey Martinov (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Russian : Dark eyes ("Ochi chornye," "Black Eyes"), folk song
  • Performer: Valeriy Gavva (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Written: circa 1800
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ukrainian Traditional : Kossack's Song
  • Performer: Anatoly Solovyanenko (Voice)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: Let's drink!
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Russian : Eh, Ukhnyem (Song of the Volga Boatmen), folk song
  • Performer: Pyotr Gluboky (Bass)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1900
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shaporin, Yury Alexandrovich : Russian Song
  • Performer: Vladimir Maistruck (Bass)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Russian : Kalinka (Little Snowfall), folk song
  • Performers: Alexey Martinov; Aleksey Martinov (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: Farewell Song
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1869
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Escamillo Couplets
  • Performer: Barseg Tumanyan (Bass)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Russian : Dear Soul, folk song
  • Performer: Vadim Korshunov (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ukrainian Traditional : Ukranian Folk Song
  • Performer: Igor Volkov (Bass)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Solov'yov-Sedoy, Vasily : Midnight in Moscow
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night :: Mayskaya Noch' (May Nights)
  • Performer: Vadim Korshunov (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1879
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: I Got Plenty of Nothing
  • Performer: Barseg Tumanyan (Bass)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Agustín Lara (1897 - 1970) : Granada
  • Performer: Barseg Tumanyan (Bass)
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932
  • Language: Spanish
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Alexandrov, Alexander : National Anthem of the USSR
  • Conductor: Colonel Maltsev
  • Ensemble: Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Language: Russian
  • Studio/Live: Live