Paul Robeson, Fidel Castro and a concert tour to Cuba, 1961

“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

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Soviet composers #1 – Anatoly Novikov and Vano Muradeli

“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”).
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At the Museum of the Alexandrov Ensemble in Moscow

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!
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