“The Red Army Choir #2 – Concert tour to France: Mireille Mathieu and Felix Yusupov, 1967” – is the next episode from the “Talking with my father” series (with English Subtitles). A Russian famous singer Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov will talk about the times when he used to work in the Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) in 60-s. He will tell about his meeting with Russian Prince Felix Yusupov in Paris (France) during their concert tour. The Prince Felix Yusupov was also known as the killer of Gregory Rasputin. Continue reading →
“The Red Army Choir #1 – Paul Robeson, Fidel Castro and a concert tour to Cuba, 1961” – is the next episode from the “Talking with my father” series (with English Subtitles). A Russian famous singer Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov will talk about the times when he used to work in the Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) in early 60-s. He will tell about the historic Ensemble’s octet performance together with Paul Robeson and Arthur Eizen for the leader of the Soviet Union (USSR) Nikita Khruschev. They performed “The Song About Motherland” then. Continue reading →
“Soviet composers #1 – Anatoly Novikov and Vano Muradeli” – This is the 1st episode of the series (with English subtitles) and is dedicated to some famous Soviet composers. Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov will talk about his creative collaboration with the composers of Soviet patriotic songs – Anatoly Novikov (such songs as “Vasya-Vasilek”, “John Reed walks along Petrograd”, “The Ballad About Russian Boys”) and Vano Muradeli (such songs as “The War Is Not Over Yet”, “The Alarm Bells of Buchenwald”). Continue reading →
We, the admins of this blog, were very excited and happy to be able to visit the Alexandrov Ensemble’s Museum in Moscow. The visit was arranged by our friend and fan of the Ensemble Denis Modzelevsky with Evgeny Vladimirovich Alexandrov, (the grandson of Alexander Alexandrov), who personally gave us a tour! We are extremely grateful to both for their kindness and hospitality. Огромное спасибо! Continue reading →
The admins are excited to announce that the Alexandrov Ensemble will be featured in an upcoming broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Several songs will be featured to include Leonid Kharitonov’s soloist debut performance of The Cliff. The program will be broadcast on the 4th of December and should be available online to many fans via live stream. Click here for more details.