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Re: Russian Music
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2018, 11:08:15 AM »
Yeah, he does look like a young DiCaprio.
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Re: Russian Music
« Reply #16 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
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....
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Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Russian Music
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Russian Music
« Reply #18 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

Не для тебя

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

Вишня Белоснежная

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

With three other artists, a cappela:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGlnRahtqM0

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Re: Russian Music
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2018, 12:05:46 AM »
Gave them a listen.  Good music.
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Re: Russian Music
« Reply #20 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.

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.
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Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Russian Music
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2019, 05:17:50 PM »
What a beautiful piece.
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Re: Russian Music
« Reply #22 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.

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Только скорбь Божьей Матери по России моей.
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Only the grief of the Mother of God for Russia is mine.
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Берёзы севера мне милы,
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Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Russian Music
« Reply #23 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.
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