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Offline Sarushka

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Russian folk music?
« on: September 06, 2005, 07:50:02 PM »
Anyone know of any good Russian folk music CDs out there? Especially songs with vocals.

I've got plenty of access to collections of Russian classical composers, balalaika orchestras, and religious music, but very little else.
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Re: Russian folk music?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2005, 06:38:22 AM »
Whenever I want to hear the melody of a certain Russian folk song, I put in "Tetris" into my Game Boy and listen to "Song A." :)

Of course, I can listen to this:

http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR00826/

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2005, 08:58:06 AM »
The Valem Choir have released a few CDs which contain folk music as well as sacred music, and which are very good  :D. I am not sure how you could obtain them...perhaps through Amazon??

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2005, 09:35:55 AM »
There's an incredible Russian folk ensemble out of New York called Barynya. The members all hail from various parts of the former USSR, and have joined together to travel all over the US performing. I saw them last weekend in Amherst, MA at the Taste of Russia festival and they were amazing. Their website, barynya.com, has some of their music available to check out.

Currently I'm a little obsessed with the music of Alexander Rozenbaum. He's been around for a few decades, and sings original music that is grounded in traditional Russian folk. A few of his cd's are available on Amazon.com.  :)

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2005, 06:37:47 PM »
I just dug up a Barynya CD at the library! They sound great to me, but I'm no expert, so I'm glad to know they're well thought of.

Thanks for the website, too!
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2005, 05:37:47 AM »
I'm no expert either, but from all I've heard & seen Barynya is one of the best folk troupes out there.
I'm glad one of their cd's was at the library so you could check them out!  :)

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2006, 07:54:57 PM »
The Odessa Balalaika Group!

In my humble opinion, they are one of THE best examples concerning Russian folk music.  My favorite tracks on the album are Kalinka and the Russian Waltz[something like that]  I think several songs had singing in them, other artists like Vasilly Vysotsky are gems.  Sorry for spelling. :-[

You wouldn't happen to have already heard it, have you?  

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Re: Russian folk music?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2006, 02:31:54 AM »
Have you heard of Zolotoye Kol'tso (Golden Ring)? They're a folk band but as far as i know they don't sing traditional folk songs (i thing they make up their own but i could be wrong) but it is a folk sound. pretty catchy.

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Re: Russian folk music?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2006, 02:54:30 AM »
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Have you heard of Zolotoye Kol'tso (Golden Ring)? They're a folk band but as far as i know they don't sing traditional folk songs (i thing they make up their own but i could be wrong) but it is a folk sound. pretty catchy.

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Re: Russian folk music?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2006, 11:24:29 PM »
The Odessa Balalaika Group!

In my humble opinion, they are one of THE best examples concerning Russian folk music.  My favorite tracks on the album are Kalinka and the Russian Waltz[something like that]  I think several songs had singing in them, other artists like Vasilly Vysotsky are gems.  Sorry for spelling. :-[

You wouldn't happen to have already heard it, have you?  

wow, this group is awesome!
i have the CD, fantastic!  I think Kalinka is the best track...
I will try to upload it

I have here a lot of CD´s of Classical Russian Composers, if anyone want I can try to upload it too

Sorry for the horrible english...


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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2006, 07:19:42 PM »
Look for some of Ivan Rebroff's recordings.  He has an amazing voice and is a great interpreter of Russian folks songs.  He recorded 50 or so albums, starred in TV series and radio programs throughout Russia and Europe and performed hundreds of concerts worldwide.  Most of my Russian CD's and Albums are in storage, but I found one:

A World of Music
Studio Grafico / Marco Cambieri
Milan, Italy
Russian songs by Ivan Rebroff-Kalinka
CD12566 AAD
(liscensed from Elisar Recods-Germany-through Konzertburo Richard Weber 1999)

There are 20 songs on the CD

Kalinka is my favorite folk song.  In the 1970's, I frequented many Russian restaurants here in Los Angeles and became friends with a charming Hungarian pianist, who performed in most of them at one time or another. Whenever I entered one, if he was playing, he would play "Kalinka", knowing it was my favorite, as soon as he saw me.  It made me feel very special indeed.

Regards,
Alexei

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