“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
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!
On September 9, 1948, the Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble gave a concert in the Heinz-Steyer Stadium in Dresden, Germany. This was part of an extensive tour of post-War Germany.
You can view very rare photos of this concert in this photo gallery by clicking here.