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Romances Songs of the wartime Duets Old Russian Rock Groups Bards Russian Basso Profondo Classic Ukrainian songs Songs from Famous Russian Cartoons Balalaika Hits
Russian Tango Russian waltz Vladimir Visotskij Bulat Okudzhava Female Vocal Groups Russian Shanson Emigration songs Kuban Cossack Choir Eugene Onegin
Sinyavskaya Netrebko Bela Rudenko Anna German Rotaru Tolkunova Shulzhenko Lubov Kazarnovskaya Maria Bieshu
Joseph Kobzon Vladimir Troshin Yury Gulayev Hvorostovsky Boris Shtokolov Vyacheslav Dobryinin Alexander Vertinski Muslim Magomaev Letshenko
Russian Romances by Sergey Yesenin Moscow Nights Dark Eyes Those Were the Days Vot mchitsya troika potshtovaya Korobeiniki aka Tetris Music Russian sport songs Figure skating Navka - Basharov

My musical tastes are pretty antiquated: I like guitar and balalaika especially with orchestra like Osipov State Orchestra. See Balalaika Hits. For example My Star

Another Russian folk instrument called Domra also produces some impressive performances


A combination of singing with balalaika orchestra also can produce unique artistic impression, especially in cases when old  Russian Romances are performed (for example, romances with Sergey Esenin's lyrics). YouTube have several pretty rare Osipov State Orchestra performances with Yuri Gulyaev -- an extremely talented star who unfortunately died early. Several Russian songs became the part of world culture and often attributed to other countries. For example

Some great performances of old Russian songs available on YouTube are really touching especially in Basso Profondo and soprano renditions:

Tamara Sinyavskaya that I mentioned above in one of the Osipov orchestra performances ( Тамара Синявская У крыльца высокого) is one of the most impressive mezzo-soprano among the stars of Bolshoi Theater. See Romances. Usually Red Army Choir performances of Russian folk songs are of very high quality, for example:

Another less known but very interesting Russia Choir is so called Bolshoy Children Choir of the Central TV and Radio of the USSR. (now it exists under a different name). Here are some of their old performances that I have found on Youtube:

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Note: Other things equal, higher quality performances are listed first. Performances listed last might not represent true potential of the singer/band.

Random findings

[Apr 28, 2014 ] Philip Kirkorov

[Apr 27, 2016] Романтика Романса 2016 - Раймонд Паулс

[Apr 26, 2016] Russian Orthodox Music

[Apr 25, 2016] Группа КВАТРО

[Apr 15, 2016] Alla Pugacheva

[Apr 07, 2016] Laima Vaikule

[Apr 01, 2016] Russian Musical Humor


Random findings

Катерина Голицына

Шаов - Транзитный поезд через Украину, Гужва - Еду домой

Жили три холостяка - Пить ученым просто стыдно

[Mar 25, 2016] Dina Garipova

Dina Garipova - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Mar 25, 2016] Maria Pakhomenko

[Mar 24, 2016] Klavdiya Shulzhenko

[Mar 21, 2016] Alexander Vertinski

[Mar 20, 2016] Alexandr Gorodnitskiy

Городницкий, Александр Моисеевич — Википедия

[Mar 19, 2016] Valeriy Leontiev

[Mar 13, 2016] Random findings

[Mar 12, 2016] Irina Ponarovskaya

[Mar 10, 2016] Fabrika

[Mar 09, 2016] Larisa Golubkina

[Mar 08, 2016] Andrei Mironov

[Mar 08, 2016] Random findings

[Mar 08, 2016] Foreign romantic songs popular in Russia

International Women's Day (Wikipedia). See also and “Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” -- Joseph Conrad

[Mar 07, 2016] Tatyana Bulanova

[Mar 5, 2016] Tamara Miansarova

[Mar 04, 2016] Random findings

[Mar 03, 2016] Samotsvety

[Mar 02, 2016] Vesylie Rebyata

[Mar 01, 2016] Random findings

[Feb 28, 2016] Random findings of February 2016

[Feb 28, 2016] Netrebko in lady Mackbeth in Metropolitan

Amazing, simply amazing. Dangerous woman or female sociopath if you wish.
Macbeth Vieni, t'affretta (Anna Netrebko)

netrebko Lady Mackbeth

Larry Mitchell 9 months ago

She's as exciting as hell. The role is a treacherous one and the critics all praised her in spades. I saw the HD presentation at the theaters and found her to be riveting. Her singing has a searing intensity that makes one recall Maria Callas. I also heard the opening night broadcast and loved how she blew away the audience with her Sleepwalking Scene. This less than 2 minute segment shows nothing of the total effect she made in this role.

Yige Li 1 year ago

Many haters simply do not understand "how THEY THINK Lady Macbeth should be sung" is never "how Lady Macbeth should be sung". Anya is the rare kind of imaginative artist who has always given a sight out of the box. Narrow minded people, sorry, you just don't deserve to have her.

Leopold Leopold 1 year ago
+Detectivefiction The wrong sex. "Un-sex me here" is sex as in gender, not having sex. Lady Macbeth thinks she needs a killer's instincts to succeed. Macduff thinks a woman is so delicate that he's afraid of telling her about Duncan's death, believing it would make her fall dead from shock. Lady Macbeth has contempt not for women, but for these qualities (of vulnerability) associated with women, no matter who they appear in, and likewise tells her husband only when when he was ready to perform a murder was he a man. The full context is "Un-sex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty." That being said, the costuming is the least of this productions problems.

CarlaMusic 1 year ago

She's like the modern day Callas. To some she maybe singing the wrong rep, but she act her ass off and look good doing it. Time will tell if her career is cut in half by it.
TOTIC 1 year ago
I saw her at the Met tonight and she brought the house down. Amazing performance. 

Lawrence Wraith 1 year ago

it's true she brought the house down on September 27...but some thing else happens

it was during her final scene that the audience wouldn't stop clapping and applauding and she just stood there on those damn high chairs like a statue in a trance for 40 seconds.. ....the audience becoming more and more excited....they would not let Lady Macbeth was beautiful...


[Feb 27, 2016] Vladimir Migulia

[Feb 24, 2016] Maya Kristalinskaya

[Feb 23, 2016] Red Army Choir

Classic Russian songs and romances

Leonid Kharitonov


Ukrainian songs

[Feb 22, 2016] Anti War songs

[Feb 20, 2016] Yuri Antonov

[Feb 19, 2016] Vitas

[Feb 07, 2016] Anna German (1936–1982)

See also Anna German - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and СВЕТИТ НЕЗНАКОМАЯ ЗВЕЗДА

[Feb 06, 2016] Russian sport songs

Футбольный марш

Алексей Гоман и Домисольки - Спортивный марш

Закаляйся-Первая перчатка

Герои спорта

Звезда искусственного льда

Людмила Гурченко Команда молодости нашей

Да разве сердце позабудет...-Баллада о спорте

Трус не играет в хоккей

Высоцкий - Профессионалы (редкий вариант)


Вершина - Владимир Высоцкий

Do svidanja, Moskva - Good Bye, Moscow

Л. Сенчина и Р. Ибрагимов - Старт дает Москва

Темп из к/ф Баллада о спорте (1980) Композитор: Александра Пахмутова Слова: Н. Добронравов

Муслим Магомаев - Стадион моей мечты-1. Muslim Magomaev

Мне с детства снилась высота - О спорт-ты мир!

Домисолька - Попурри из песен о спорте

[Feb 03, 2016] Russian Romance: Foggy Morning / Ytro Tymannoe

[Feb 02, 2016] Bards

See Bard (Soviet Union) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Feb 01, 2016] Lev Letshchenko


[Jan 31, 2016] Random finding Jan 2016

[Jan 31, 2016] Vladimir Matetsky

[Jan 27, 2016] Варяг

Плещут холодные волны. Cruiser Varyag

Старинная матросская песня Варяг

[Jan 26, 2016] Demis Roussos

Demis Roussos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Jan 26, 2016] Vyacheslav Dobryinin

[Jan 25, 2016] Vladimir Visotskij

[Jan 23, 2016] Valeriy Obodzinskiy

[Jan 21, 2016] Jeanna Friske

[Jan 20, 2016] Величайшие хиты русской классической музыки (Full album) 2014

[Jan 19, 2016] Valaam monastery choir

[Jan 18, 2016] Choir of Sretensky monastery

[Jan 17, 2016] Artists loved by soviet public

[Jan 16, 2016] Guess the melody

[Jan 15, 2016] ''Sway'' Markus Haider -- great performance

[Jan 15, 2016] Songs of Petr Letschenko

[Jan 14, 2016] Russian Romance: Bright Is the Night

[Jan 12, 2016] Elena Obraztsova

One of the best Carmen on world scene. He actually performed on stage up to her death with her last role as the old lady in Pique Dame

[Jan 09, 2016] Random findings Jan 09, 2016

[Jan 08, 2016] Russian Romance: Those Were the Days (Dorogoy Dlinnoyu)

[Jan 8, 2016] Russian Basso Profondo




Artur Eizen







Taras Shtonda



Mark Riezen

[Jan 7, 2016] Evening bells

[Jan 06, 2016] Foggy morning/Ytro Tymannoe

[Jan 05, 2016] Selected Russian Romances

[Jan 02, 2016] Russian tango

See also really amazing performance on ice: Utomlennoe solnce-Tat'yana Navka i Marat Basharov

[Jan 01, 2016] New Year concerts of 2016

[Jan 01, 2016] Russian Waltzs

Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Swan Lake Waltz

Valse Sentimentale

Waltz of the Snowflakes

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin Opera - Waltz

Na sopkah Manchzhurii

Dmitri Shostakovich - Waltz 2 From Jazz Suite

Dmitri Shostakovich - Lyric Waltz

Waltz Masquerade

Aram Khachaturian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sviridov the Snowstorm Waltz

My tender beast

Casual waltz

V lesy prifrontovom

Noch svetla

Sevastopol waltz


School Waltz

School Waltz 2

Waltz about Waltz

White Waltz

Russian Waltz

Dream Waltz

Moon Waltz

Waves of Dunay

Amur Waves

Старинный русский вальс "Амурские волны" М.Кюсс,инструментовка Г.Пучкова,исп.ЦВО МО РФ,дир.А.Колотушкин.В 1909 году Макс Кюсс во Владивостоке написал и исполнил с оркестром написанный им вальс

The Russian hussars Waltz from the movie "o bedmon gusare zamolvite slovo"

Andrei Petrov Valse from the movie Beware Of Automobile

Walts "St.Petersburg misteries" by Andrey Petrov

Prewar Waltz

Remembering Flowers

May waltz

Waltz of separation

Autumn dreams

[Jan 1, 2016] Continued

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Music of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia pretty weak :-(

Link Collections

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Минусовки (The School of Russian and Asian Studies

The Yale Russian Chorus

The Yale Russian Chorus is an cappella ensemble composed of members from the Yale University and New Haven community. The group's mission is to celebrate the rich music and culture of the former Soviet Union. Since its inception in 1953, the Chorus has become a widely-acclaimed ensemble, performing an extensive repertoire of folk, liturgical, classical, and contemporary music from Russia and its neighboring republics.

Modern Russian Music

The Slavyanka Mens Slavic Chorus

The Slavyanka Men's Slavic Chorus regularly presents a cappella concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area. The repertoire is liturgical and folk music, mostly Russian. 'Slavyanka' is the name that the early Russian settlers in California gave to the river that is today known as the Russian River. Slavyanka was formed in 1979 by several former members of the Yale Russian Chorus. The founder of Slavyanka and director until 1991 was Paul Andrews.

Best Russian Songs - MP3 Music Streams on IMEEM

Here are some sources for the lyrics to Russian songs in KOI8 Cyrillic fonts and transliterated for regular fonts.

Hits of the MIT Russian Club

The MIT Russian Club is the repository of the lyrics of Russian popular songs written by virtually all the major contemporary popular song writers. To decode them you will need the music, some of which is provided on the site. The lyrics are provided in KOI8 fonts and transliterated.

Simon Hawkin's Russian Bards

This site includes a healthy selection of Russian popular songs, including the latest songs from the Russian army fighting in Chechnya.

Russian Composers

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

Information on one of the ultimate sources of 20th century music is beginning to appear on the Web. The