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  • kizil ordu koro ve bandosunun icra ettigi cesitli marslardan murekkep unutulmaz album, "kalinka" ile baslar, dortnala kosan atlarin esliginde "volga boat song" ile devam eder, "oh no, john" ve "kamarinskaya" ise akilda kalanlardan sadece bir kac tanesidir. beyaz uzerine kirmizi yazili kapagi da (gerci dunyada siyah ustune kirmizi diye cikmis bu kapak) fevkalade kulttur, hatta ali asker de bu kapak fenomeninden kaymagini yemistir vaktiyle.
  • colonel boris alexandrow tarafından yönetilen orkestranın 1986'da çıkan albümündeki parçalar...

    01 - song of youth (dunayevsky)
    02 - a birch tree in a field did stand
    03 - far away (nosov)
    04 - volga boat song
    05 - you are always beautiful (mokrousov)
    06 - along peters street
    07 - tipperary (williams-judge)
    08 - ah lovely night
    09 - kamarinskaya
    10 - annie laurie (scottish folk song)
    11 - song of the plains (meadowland) (gusev-knipper)
    12 - kalinka
    13 - bandura
    14 - oh no john
    15 - snow flakes
    16 - ukranian poem (alexandrow)
    17 - soldiers chorus from the decembrists (shaporin)
  • albümün bookletinde, parçalar ve bestecileri hakkında birkaç satır not düşülmüştür. belki şarkıları daha farklı bir gözle dinlemeye olanak verecek bu notlar, aynen şöyledir:

    song of youth (dunayevsky)
    a prolific composer of operattas, ballets, film music, orchestral and chamber works, isaak dunayevsky was born in 1900 and studied at the kharkov collage of music. in 1937 he was elected 'president of the union of soviet composers at leningrad'. he was one of the first composers in the ussr to use jazz. he was written many patriotic and mass-songs of which the galvanic song of the youth is one.

    a birch-tree in a field did stand
    soloist: i. didenka
    beryozonka is one of the russia's oldest folk song: "nobody pays any attention to the birch tree. i'll go to it, break off a twig, make a wistle and play to myself."

    far away (nosov)
    soloist: e. balayaev
    born in the ural district in 1911, georgi nosov, of a peasant origin, became interested in music only at the age of 18 when the first radio was installed in his village. for the 20th anniversary of the october revolution, he composed a hymn to lenin for chorus and orchestra.

    volga boat song
    soloist: a. eizen
    ei ukhnem is probably the most widely famous of all russian folk songs. it is a song of old russia: along the banks of the great eiver volga, the bargemen trudge, singing as they haul the barge against the current.

    you are always beautiful (makrousov)
    soloist: e. belayaev
    "happy or sad, my beloved, you are always beautiful. beautiful as a song, as a russian soul! though the northern lights are chill, with you it is warm. our wedding day dawns soon. happiness will be ours. you will be my life's companion, my beloved." composer boris mokrousov, born in nizhny-novgorod in 1909, was a pupil of miaskovsky.

    along peter's street
    soloist: a. sergenyev
    down the broad street, driving a troika of high-sprited horses, drives the coachman on the way to his beloved. she greets him tenderly, and gives him wine. "and now," says the tipsy coachman, "give me a heartly kiss!"

    tipperary (williams- judge)
    soloist: k. gerasimov
    it's a long, long way to tipperary was composed by harry j. williams and music-hall entertainer jack judge in 1912, but it was during `world war i that it attained worldwide fame, first as a popular marching song of the britich army and then as an expression of nostalgia for home and loved ones left behind, english-speaking troops on all battlefronts.

    ah! lovely night
    soloist: n. polozkov
    "how shall i spend this beautiful night?" asks this russian folk song, "my dear one has left me and i am all alone."

    balalaika soloist: e. foektistov
    this rollicking dance tune is a russian folk song staple, in the repertoire of every soviet chorus and folk dance company. as the most typical of russian folk instruments, the balalaika is the ideal solo interpreter, and this arrangements calls for true virtuoso playing.

    annie laurie
    soloist: e. belayaev
    the beloved folk song annie laurie, filled with oen quaintly indigenous scottish regionalisms, gets a further ethnic coloration as sung here with richly russian accents by tenor belayaev and the full soviet army chorus.

    song of the plains (meadowland) (gusev-knipper)
    "soviet soldiers ride through the green plains of their beloved land, singing joyfully. all is peacefull, and the people work happily for their homeland's future."

    soloist: e. belayaev
    "make my couch beneath the green pine tree. do not whisper above me, pine tree; lett me dream of beloved."

    soloist: i. savchuk and v. fedorov
    in the ukranian folk song, the singer praises his beloved as he strums his bandura (a ukrainian three-stringed, lute like folk instrument). day brings him no joy and night no repose, for his love in unrequited.

    oh no! john!
    the long-cherished old english song is about the maiden who answers "no, john no!" to alll her lover's pleas to marry him. when at last he concludes that all his efforts are unavailing and will never obtain her consent, he asks her, "madam, since you are so cruel and scorn me so, if i am never to be your lover, madam, will you let me go?" to which the lady replies, "oh, no joch, no john, no!"

    snow flakes
    soloist: i. didenko
    this wll-knoen folk song describes a young girl walking in the snoe. a youg man, following her, cries out in a torment of desire, "wait awhile, stand still, my pretty one, and let me look at you! your beauty has driven me crazy!"

    ukrainian poem (kolychev - alexandrov)
    soloist: a. sergenyev
    this rousing, longer work recounts how in 1942 all of the ukraine was under german occupation. ancient kiev adn dnieper river were cut off from the rest of the country. then the soviet army attacked, driving off the enemy and liberating towns and villages, where they were welcomed with joy by the population. the music's composer anatol alexandrov, born in the moskkow in 1888, wa a pupil of taniev.

    soldier's chorus from "the decembrists" (shaporin)
    this is the opera, the decembrists, first performed at the bolshoi theater in december, 1953. the title alludes to the first russian revolutionaries who, on december 14, 1825, initiated an unsuccesful uprising against the czarist regime. yuri shaporin, an outstanding soviet composer, was born in ukraine in 1899.

    artist director & chief conductor: boris alexandrov
    chief chorus master: konstantin vinogradov
    musical director & conductor: vladimir alexandrov