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Alexei's favorite songs
« on: October 13, 2005, 01:42:17 PM »
Does anyone have an idea of what songs if any alexei liked to sing and listen to?

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2005, 04:22:08 PM »
i don't even know what kind of songs they listened back then. maby classical music?
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005, 04:31:15 PM »
That's what I would guess- classical. Plus, as he was always ill, it might have been used to soothe him. I know it tends to relax me...But that's just me, and that's just a guess.

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2005, 05:30:29 PM »
Thanks u guys. ;D
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Re: Alexei's favorite songs
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2005, 05:50:58 PM »
Popular music at the time were things like rag-time and the tango.

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2005, 06:26:11 PM »
Does anyone know song titles that people listened to then? (This may be a rediculous question but it keeps comming to my mind...)

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2005, 09:45:44 PM »
I remember reading that Aleksey liked the songs that the solders sang.  he also had a perfect pitch and played the Russian folk instrument called 'balalika'.  I'm sure he heard classical music, but I'm not so sure that things such as rag-time and tango were heard inside the Imperial Home.  I'm sorry for sounding close-minded here, but I can't see either Nikolai or Alix allowing their children to listen to that.

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2005, 09:51:59 PM »
Thank u. I agree. Also, I think I saw that thread too.

Tatia

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2005, 08:56:15 AM »
I also read somewhere that he liked 'Für Elise', but I don't know if that's true

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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2005, 09:08:16 AM »
Where did u see that? :)

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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2005, 10:10:50 AM »
On some website (I forgot which :-/), but that was a couple of years ago (maybe 4 years or so).

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Re: Alexei's favorite songs
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2005, 11:32:06 AM »
As far as classical music is concerned, Tchaikovsky was Nicky's favorite composer, I believe. Alix favored Wagner.
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Re: Alexei's favorite songs
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2005, 12:44:49 PM »
A popular song in 1911 was "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine."

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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2005, 12:48:57 PM »
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A popular song in 1911 was "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine."

You learn a lot by reading the liner notes in "Back To Titanic" CD LOLOL!

But that's an English song, would it be popular in Imperial Russia too?

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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2005, 02:59:53 PM »
Tatia,
Remenber, Alexandra liked English things alot. So, they might have listened to a few English songs.
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