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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Having Fun! => Topic started by: Grand_Duchess_Aminta on September 05, 2008, 11:07:11 AM

Title: Russian Music
Post by: Grand_Duchess_Aminta on September 05, 2008, 11:07:11 AM
Hello dear friends!
I watched one Romanov video where was a beautiful russian ballad. It is called "Russia" and it is performed by Julia. I wonder if anybody knows more about russian ballads and could give me the names of the songs.  I would be very happy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIgjaDBKr04 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIgjaDBKr04)
This video is not made by me but I posted this link for you to see, what kind of music I am looking for :)
Than you.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 13, 2008, 05:02:52 PM
Gosh...i never saw that video before....so sad! It made me cry


The song was beautiful..i ll look for it to have it in my mp3


About Russian music... This is my favorite. "Moscow Nights"

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=mIHPhFHjn7Q

Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Laura Mabee on September 15, 2008, 10:16:38 AM
Moscow Nights is beautiful, I agree!
My Russ101 class had to sing that for class.

One of my favorite songs is called "Это всё" or "This is it". It's by a band called ДДТ, or DDT.
It's really beautiful, but I can't seem to find a really good version of it on YouTube. This is as close as I can find (http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=JPohYkQyN-0)
Here are Lyrics and the such. (http://russmus.net/song.jsp?band=DDT&album=19&song=13)
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: rosieposie on September 19, 2008, 12:09:42 AM
That was the first Romanov fan video I had seen and I agree the song is so beautiful.   
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Tatiana Z on January 19, 2009, 04:28:08 PM
Hello dear friends!
I watched one Romanov video where was a beautiful russian ballad. It is called "Russia" and it is performed by Julia. I wonder if anybody knows more about russian ballads and could give me the names of the songs.  I would be very happy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIgjaDBKr04 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIgjaDBKr04)
This video is not made by me but I posted this link for you to see, what kind of music I am looking for :)
Than you.


This is a Russian song about Imperial Family by  Janna Bitchevskaya


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep3-COpojP8
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 19, 2009, 04:43:02 PM
And finally..with a little help of my russian friends i had  Yulia`s "Russia" in mp3. I also had the translation thanks to my friend Pavel


"Crops have not been gathered yet
From your fields,
Your land is striped with roads

The light-brown haired heads
Of your sons
Don’t appear light brown anymore,
But grey

Cloud… A smokey
Cloud of snowstorm
are spreaded from the ground
And from the roads

Let your clear blue sky
Be everywhere I go

Chorus:

You’re my love – Russia
You’re my sorrow – Russia
You’re my fate – Russia
You’re my soul – Russia


Endless, endless forests
Are shivering
Silence, silence
Is throughout
Your land
But I can hear the
Voices of your bottomless rivers
And a drunken drone and
Your men’s delirium
Coming from afar…

Chorus:

Crops have not been gathered yet…
Your land is striped with roads…
The light-brown haired heads…
Don’t appear light brown anymore…


Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: amartin71718 on January 19, 2009, 05:08:05 PM
It's very... haunting.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: pookiepie on January 28, 2010, 08:32:00 PM
I don't know if these count as Russian songs but i like them anyway.

Okonchen Put' (End of the Road) by Yul Brynner, one of his gyspy songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=426hAQaQAKM

The Hills of Manchuria by Maxim Troshin, music by I. Shatrov
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWDgs34wilk

Legend (Legenda in Russian) but in English more searches come up with Crown of Roses. I don't remember who it was written by but it was set to music by Tchaikovsky. It's beautiful and haunting. A lot of searches came up on Youtube but i have no speakers so i don't know if they're any good.

The Crown of Roses (or, The Legend)

When Jesus Christ was yet a child
He had a garden small and wild,
Wherein he cherished roses fair,
And wove them into garlands there.

Now once, as summertime drew nigh,
There came a troop of children by,
And seeing roses on the tree,
With shouts they plucked them merrily.

"Do you bind roses in your hair?"
They cried, in scorn, to Jesus there.
The Boy said humbly, "Take, I pray,
All but the naked thorns away."

Then of the thorns they made a crown,
And with rough fingers pressed it down,
'Til on His forehead, fair and young,
Red drops of blood, like roses sprung.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Превед on July 22, 2018, 04:38:36 PM
In the same vein:

Любэ: "Берёзы" - Lyube: "Birches"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQyYidgk-0Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQyYidgk-0Y)

Отчего так в России берёзы шумят?
Отчего белоствольные всё понимают?
У дорог прислонившись по ветру стоят
И листву так печально кидают.
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Why do the birches in Russia rustle the way they do?
Why do these white-trunked trees understand everything?
They stand by the roads, swinging in the wind
And sorrowfully drop their leaves.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: TimM on September 02, 2018, 11:33:40 AM
What lovely music.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Sanochka on September 03, 2018, 11:59:14 AM
All of this is beautiful without even hearing it.  I cannot wait to get home from work and follow up on these posts with sound turned on.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: TimM on September 06, 2018, 05:13:54 PM
You're in for a treat.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Превед on November 04, 2018, 09:48:39 AM
Russian version of the Perestroyka & Glasnost / German "Wende" / Fall of the Berlin Wall / End of the Cold War anthem "Wind of Change" by (the German band) The Scorpions, sung by Scorpions singer Klaus Meine in quite bad Russian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPQge1FkqeU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPQge1FkqeU)

(There is also a German version, by the operatic band Adoro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAdanY2Fhiw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAdanY2Fhiw))
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: TimM on November 05, 2018, 12:07:15 AM
More great music.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Превед on November 22, 2018, 07:53:21 PM
Soviet singer Igor Sklyar, who looks like a young Leonardo DiCaprio, singing about going to Komarovo, a seaside resort on the Karelian Isthmus outside St. Petersburg where Peter Carl Fabergé, Mathilda Kschessinska and Anna Vyrubova had dachas before the Revolution, when it was Finnish and known as Kellomäki / Келломяки: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnCkITP6ib0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnCkITP6ib0)
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: TimM on November 23, 2018, 11:08:15 AM
Yeah, he does look like a young DiCaprio.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Превед on November 23, 2018, 06:26:33 PM
The haunting theme song Прекрасное далеко (Beautiful far-away) from the Soviet children's science-fiction TV series Гостья из будущего (Visitor from the Future) from 1985: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uorTBkuTkMQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uorTBkuTkMQ)
I suppose time travel had somewhat other connotations in the Soviet Union than in the West. As you can see from the stills in the beginning of the video the mysterious woman from the future looks eerily similar to Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna in the 1914 official portrait. The boy protagonists even follow her to the basement of an abandoned house, where there is a door to the future....
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: PAGE on November 24, 2018, 11:48:15 AM
Yes. Great music. I have never seen the series but I came across the music and I listen to it often.

The girl looks like a little Olga. But I admit that I will not have made the connection.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: PAGE on November 26, 2018, 12:22:32 PM
As the principle of this topic is to talk about Russian music, I'm going to share some of my favorite artists.

I will start with Pelageya, singer of Russian popular songs, which belongs to my favorites in the style:

A small sample of my favorite interpretations. It is a Russia so warm, so "emotional", so poetic.


I keep the titles in Russian:

Любо, братцы любо

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwmZBG7jC7M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwmZBG7jC7M)

Не для тебя

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0hUHFuFic8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0hUHFuFic8)

Вишня Белоснежная

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4GhE9esCWo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4GhE9esCWo)

With three other artists, a cappela:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGlnRahtqM0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGlnRahtqM0)
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: TimM on November 27, 2018, 12:05:46 AM
Gave them a listen.  Good music.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Превед on March 28, 2019, 10:19:25 PM
I'm sure I've heard this tragically beautiful song before, in Romanov movies and videos, but I've never paid attention to it untill I stumbled upon it on YouTube:

Всё теперь против нас = All is now against us, by Yuriy Arkadyevich Borisov. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXylNiSLYrU)

This White Russian lament was actually not written during or just after the Civil War, but by a Soviet citizen (born in 1944) in internal emigration.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: TimM on March 30, 2019, 05:17:50 PM
What a beautiful piece.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: Превед on April 03, 2019, 08:35:21 AM
What a beautiful piece.

Amazingly chilling and to the point, isn't it?

Отступать дальше некуда, сзади Японское море,
Здесь кончается наша Россия и мы.
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There is nowhere left to retreat, beyond the Sea of Japan
Here ends our Russia and here is the end of us.

[...]
Только скорбь Божьей Матери по России моей.
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Only the grief of the Mother of God for Russia is mine.
Title: Re: Russian Music
Post by: TimM on April 05, 2019, 05:21:34 PM
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Amazingly chilling and to the point, isn't it?

Yeah, it sure is.