RUSSIAN FOLK MUSIC CD "Beyond The Don River RUSSIAN FOLKSONGS"
Russian Folksongs "Beyond The Don River" compact disk by Russian folk duo
"Misha and Natasha from Russia" was released by RUSA Records, Philadelphia, PA.
There are Russian folk lymericks, Cossacks ballads and marching songs, popular
tunes and chastushki with accompaniment of garmoshka, guitar and balalaika.
CD cover by artist Vladimir Nekrasov.
Hello, Mikhail Smirnov! Compact disks and DVD arrived this morning.
Wonderful! Nobody has done anything all day except listen to them.
Dog, sheep, geese, ducks... everybody has to listen to me whistle 'Gori Gori' pretty much non-stop.
This evening my wife and I watched the DVD. We couldn't help but be
impressed with the high level of training and professionalism in your group.
It really was a great show, and I'm glad to see the audience enjoyed it as
much as we did. As a matter of fact, I'm listening to the Natasha & Misha CD right now, and
this email is taking longer than necessary because I stop to admire the
singing and read about the tunes. Thanks again for the great music.
Description: New York based Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" compact disk.
There are over 19 Russian folk songs on this professionally mastered CD.
Runtime: 43 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Review and notes: Folk songs of Russia by
folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia": Folk Duo performs Russian songs.
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New York based Russian folk song duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia"
are professional Russian entertainers who started performing together in Moscow, Russia.
Duo specialty is traditional Russian folk songs and dances from various regions of Russia.
As student Natasha was performing as a soloist singer/dancer with a few Russian folk music ensembles including BYLINA.
Before graduation Misha was a soloist/choirmaster at vocal semi-professional group "Moskovia" (director Valery Nesterov).
Both are graduated with Master's Degree as Russian folk chorus conductors from
Moscow State University of Culture and Arts (msuc.edu.ru).
After finishing a formal education Natasha (Natalia Smirnov) and Misha (Mikhail Smirnov) have worked at
Russian folk Theatre "Matanya"
and then Moscow State Folk Center "RUSSKAYA PESNYA", director Nadezjda Babkina (www.babkina.ru).
In May of 1991 Natalia Demidova and Mikhail Smirnov have made United States of America their home.
In 1991-1992 they were part of the show in Russian club/restaurant Fyodoroff in Glem Cove, Long Island, NY.
By the end of 1991 they founded Russian folk ensemble "Barynya" with great Russian folk dancer Sasha,
former member of Moiseyev Dance Company.
In the begining of 1992 saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman (www.igorbutman.com)
helped to choose name for Natalia and Mikhail who started to perform as a duet more often.
Rusian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" was born.
Misha and Natasha were performing with many different group and ensembles
including New York based show "Drago" (Nina Moston), "Neva" Russian Dance Ensemble (Vladimir Riazantsev),
New York Russian-Gypsy folk show "Moscow" (Irina Zagornova),
The Don Cossacks Chorus and Dancers of America (George Margitich),
"Brooklyn Balalaikas" (Leonid Bruk).
The Don Cossacks.mp3, 1324KB
Don Cossack military formation marching song.
The Don Cossacks were famous for their freedom-loving character.
The Tsar freed them from the bond of serfdom, and in return,
the Cossacks guarded the Russian borders from unfriendly neighbors.
Village, Four Yards.mp3, 785KB
A cunning young women is out all night with her lover.
At sunrise her jealous old husband asks the beauty where she was all night. She replies: "I slept on the stove!"
Stenka Razin`s Dream.mp3, 2550KB
A fragment of an ancient ballad about the famous brigand - Russian Robin Hood - who went to war against the Tsar. According to the legend, Stenka had a dream in which a furious wind blew his black hat off his head. Razin`s colonel quickly foretold the ataman`s imminent death.
O, Extreme Cold.mp3, 2038KB
A Russian favorite. In extreme cold weather a man forces his horse to get them home as soon as possible. He sings asking that neither he nor his horse freeze. Because his wife is beautiful and waiting to get him in her arms
Popular Song from the period of W.W.II.
This lyric folk song and dance has been a Russian favorite for 150 years. A countryside peddler has a basket filled with attractive prints and brocades. At first-sight he falls in love with a pleasant girl. He is ready to lay at her feet all his worldly goods for a glance from her dark eyes and a kiss from her ruby-red-lips. Lyrics are by the great poet N. Nekrasov, "Only the dark night knows how they got on together"
The parents wish to marry their daughter to a short fellow with a foul personality. Against the will of her parents, the young maiden picks the one she loves for a husband.
Moscow Nights.mp3, 2730KB
Popular Russian song
This popular Cossack dance and song about a young officer's love for a pretty girl "Varen`ka". The young man can not figure out what to get his beloved for the holiday.
The hungry husband begs his wife to prepare Varenichki. The lazy wife finds every possible excuse to refuse him.
Tongue twister Siberian song. A young man falls in love with so awesome a beauty Natalia.
In jest he thinks to kill himself, then he rethinks to kill her. Moral is the knife is broken, the pitchfork is bent and Natalia is still alive.
New York based Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia"
Compact disk "Beyond The Don River" Russian folksongs, CD cover by artist Vladimir Nekrasov
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"Beyond The Don River" Russian folksongs Russian folk duo Misha and Natasha from Russia compact disk. There are Russian folk lymericks, Cossacks ballads and marching songs,
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