Evgeny Belyaev


Evgeny Belyaev

Evgeny Belyaev

Soloist of the Ensemble. (Russian: Евгений Михайлович Беляев). Outside the USSR, one of the most celebrated tenor soloists under Boris Alexandrov was Evgeny Belyaev or Evgeny Mikhailovich Belyaev (1926-1994).

He was born September 11 1926 in the Bryansk Oblast, and served in the subdivision of zenith troops during World War II. He then graduated from Gnessin State Musical College. In 1947 he was a soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Carpathian military district, and in 1952 a Member of CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union). In 1955 he was a soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Soviet Army of Alexandrov. In 1967 he was made People’s Artist of the USSR, and in 1978 he won the State Prize of the USSR. He died of a heart attack at his home on Kalininsky Prospect in Moscow in 1994 (February 21 or 22nd) after having been in the hospital with heart problems. Belyaev is buried in Moscow at the branch of Novodevichy Cemetery (Новоде́вичье кла́дбище) located in the Kuntsevo district.

Two of his most famous performances are Oh the Rye and Nightingale. The lyric of Nightingale asks the nightingale to be quiet as the soldiers are sleeping; i.e. they have died. One of his most popular recordings with The Alexandrov Ensemble is Kalinka.

Listen to the songs performed
by Evgeny Belyaev


Belyaev’s Wikipedia page can be found here.


Belyaev and family

Belyaev and family

Belyaev and family

Belyaev and family

Belyaev and family

Belyaev and family

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26 comments on “Evgeny Belyaev

  1. […] Evgeny Belyaev sings “Baikal Beauty” with the Alexandrov Ensemble, 1960. The film is of the Church Army Chapel, Blackheath, London. Published in: […]

  2. […] Evgeny Belyaev sings “Kid” (late 1960s). Published in: […]

  3. […] Evgeny Mikhailovich Belyaev (Евгений Михайлович Беляев) sings “Lovely Moonlit Night” with the Alexandrov Ensemble, conducted by Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov at the Albert Hall, London, 1963. […]

  4. […] Evgeny Mikhailovich Belyaev (Евгений Михайлович Беляев) sings “Lovely Moonlit Night” with the Alexandrov Ensemble, conducted by Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov, 1965. […]

  5. […] been identified by a soloist who knew Nikitin and Belyaev. He thinks it is probably a bad photo of Belyaev. I now think it is unlikely to be Nikitin, as he was not a soloist after 1951, and they were still […]

  6. […] Evgeny Mikhailovich Belyaev (Евгений Михайлович Беляев) sings “Troika” with the Alexandrov Ensemble, conducted by Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov. […]

  7. […] Evgeny Mikhailovich Belyaev (Евгений Михайлович Беляев) sings “Before far journey” with the Alexandrov Ensemble, conducted by Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov. […]

  8. […] Evgeny Mikhailovich Belyaev (Евгений Михайлович Беляев) sings “Oh, winter!”. […]

  9. […] Evgeny Mikhailovich Belyaev (Евгений Михайлович Беляев) sings “Where Are You Now My Friends, Brother-Soldiers”. […]

  10. […] Evgeny Mikhailovich Belyaev (Евгений Михайлович Беляев) sings “Troika” (Тройка) with the Alexandrov Ensemble, conducted by Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov. […]

  11. […] folk song Soloists – Evgeny Belyaev, the conductor is Boris […]

  12. cet homme Evgeny Belyaev était à mon avis le plus grand chanteur le ténor le plus remarquable, sa biographie par contre fait pitié car il n’y à pas grand chose sur lui à part une très mauvaise traduction. Ce serait bien d’en savoir plus sur cet exceptionnel personne

    • Nous sommes nombreux z,je crois,à essayer de trouver des enregistrements et une biographie du divin Belyayev!!!

      • merci de m’écrire nous ne sommes pas assez nombreux encore pour attirer l’attention d’une personne pouvant nous parler de notre merveilleux Evgeny, son charme nous interpelle même au travers des brumes de l’au de là.
        l’immortalité existe malgré tout
        b onne journée Françoise

  13. depuis cinq année que j’écoute Evgeny Belyaev et toujours le même enchantement, et je regrette de ne pas en savoir plus sur lui
    Liliane C Fortier

    • liliane says:

      voila un homme qui chanta pour son pays, qui à défendu sa Russie et qui maintenant fait partie des ombres du passé il fut trop vite publier hélas, don pays l’a vraiment mis au nivaux des fantômes du passé.
      dômage
      Liliane C Fortier

  14. liliane says:

    je suis allèe en Russie afin de faire une recherche sur lui, mais rien, toujours rien!, Arrivée chez moi, je vois sur internet la tombe d’ou il fut enterré et OH! force de constater que non seulement il est enterré dans un cimetière prestigieux , mais le prestige s’éteint quand on constate qu’il est jumelé avec une autre personne, et de plus la photo sur sa tombe est plus jeune que lors de son décès. Un si grand homme dans une si petite tombe…
    Je suis chagrinée pour lui.
    Liliane c fortier

    • Diana says:

      The other person in the grave is his son, Alexander, who died at the age of 40, four years after his father. It is so sad.

      • je suis désolée mais c’est effectivement triste, je ne savais pas, qu’est devenu son autre fils, car il en avait deux, il est pianiste. mon dieu comme je suis peinée vraiment. j’aimerais offrir mes
        sympathies à sa famille, sa femme et ses frères et soeurs.

      • lc.fortier lc.fortier says:

        avant tout merci pour votre réponse, je ne saurais le dire en russe mais encore une fois je suis si triste.Cet homme m'a inspiré la rédaction de trois romans, sa voix restera graver dans mon coeur  à jamais. merci encore ðŸŒºâ˜€ Liliane c.Fortier ———- Message d origine ———- De : The Alexandrov Ensemble <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Daté : 31 mai 2016 à 18:30 Diana commented: "The other person in the grave is his son, Alexander, who died at the age of 40, four years after his father. It is so sad."

        • Diana says:

          Thank you Liliane. I speak enough French to be able to read your posts but not enough to reply very well. Evgeny Belyaev had, quite simply, the finest tenor voice I have ever heard. He was absolutely wonderful, in an ensemble of the very highest standard. A treasure to remember and cherish.

        • lc.fortier lc.fortier says:

          merci pour votre réponse, oui cet homme à marqué ma vie car même mort il restera toujours aussi actif dans nos coeurs et vivant de par sa voie inoubliable. Existe-t-il une biographie afin de mieux le connaitre et me faire une idée sur sa vie physique en fait sur son parcours de vie. Je suis personnellement   très éprise de lui donc aucun problème pour le chérir. il lui reste un fils, me permettrait -il d'en savoir plus sur lui, sans pour autant vus importuné. Donc merci encore pour votre réponse, il me sera sans doute possible de retourner en Russie j'aimerais vous saluer au passage. bien à vous  Liliane C. Fortier ———- Message d origine ———- De : The Alexandrov Ensemble <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Daté : 13 juin 2016 à 03:49 Diana commented: "Thank you Liliane. I speak enough French to be able to read your posts but not enough to reply very well. Evgeny Belyaev had, quite simply, the finest tenor voice I have ever heard. He was absolutely wonderful, in an ensemble of the very highest standard."

  15. Diana says:

    Sadly, I don’t think there is a biography, even in Russian. The bare facts are on the Wikipedia page, but that is so little. YouTube is very helpful for the music and he has filled my iPod, thanks to downloads from some Russian sites. I am glad that he is getting more recognition at last. Who of us has seen the video of ‘Marysia’ and not fall in love?! I have a lot of feeling for Russia in general – perhaps it’s my distant Russian blood! I have traveled quite widely across the country from west to east, and plan to return next year for the centenary of the revolution, when I intend to stand once again on the deck of the Cruiser Aurora. I also plan to visit Moscow and would be grateful for guidance on how to get to the cemetery where our hero is buried. Best regards, Diana

    • lc.fortier lc.fortier says:

      merci avant tout pour votre réponse oui la plus belle voie du monde, qui malheureusement se trouve sous terre hélas, pour le cimetière, je n'ai malheureusement pas pu m'y rendre mais je sais qu'il se trouve dans le Kremlin en arrière du Couvent des jeunes filles du Novodievitchi , si vous vous y rendez ayez, S'il vous plait, une tendre pensée pour lui de ma part, je le le chéri dans mon coeur. Bon voyage et à bientôt de vos nouvelles. Liliane C. Fortier  ———- Message d origine ———- De : The Alexandrov Ensemble <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Daté : 13 juin 2016 à 16:46 Diana commented: "Sadly, I don't think there is a biography, even in Russian. The bare facts are on the Wikipedia page, but that is so little. YouTube is very helpful for the music and he has filled my iPod, thanks to downloads from some Russian sites. I am glad that he is"

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