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Russian Tango Russian waltz Vladimir Visotskij Bulat Okudzhava Female Vocal Groups Russian Shanson Emigration songs Kuban Cossack Choir Eugene Onegin
Sinyavskaya Netrebko Anna German Rotaru Pugacheva Tolkunova Shulzhenko Larisa Dolina Lolita Milyavskaya
Gerello Hvorostovsky Yury Gulayev Nicolai Gedda Baskov Antonov 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

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. A good selection of old Russian romances can also be found on YouTube. 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.

[Aug 23, 2014] Alena Apina

[Aug 22, 2014] Igor Krutoy

[Aug 17, 2013] Muslim Magomaev

[Aug 16, 2014] Igor Nikolaev

[Aug 14, 2014] Random findings

Soprano 10

[Aug 08, 2014]  Russian Waltzs

[Aug 7, 2014] Sofia Rotaru

Random findings

Dancing Queen, 0:03:52- Knowing You Knowing Me, 0:07:55- Take a Chance on Me, 0:12:00- Mamma Mia, 0:15:33- Lay All Your Love on Me, 0:20:08- I Have a Dream, 0:24:52- Winner Takes It All, 0:29:48- Money, Money, Money, 0:32:56- S.O.S, 0:36:18- Chiquitita, 0:41:46- Fernando, 0:45:58- Voulez-Vous, 0:50:21- Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! , 0:55:10- Does Your Mother Know, 0:58:26- One of Us, 1:02:24- The Name of The Game, 1:06:24- Thank You For The Music, 1:10:15- Waterloo.

 

July

[Jul 31, 2014]  Random findings

[Jul 31, 2014] Day of Russian navy

[Jul 31, 2014] Edita Pyeha

[Jul 30, 2014]  Random findings

[Jul 26, 2014] Zara

She is really like Russian Charles Aznavour

[Jul 18, 2014] Random findings

[Jul 16, 2014] Grigory Leps

Vissotski remakes

[Jul 16, 2014] Bela Rudenko

Руденко, Бэла Андреевна — Википедия

[Jul 14, 2014] La Marseillaise

[Jul 13, 2014] Vadim Kazachenko

[Jul 11, 2014] Nicolai Gedda

[Jul 11, 2014] Elena Kamburova

[Jul 11, 2014] Evgenia Miroshnychenko

Мирошниченко, Евгения Семёновна — Википедия

[Jul 10, 2014] Victoria Ivanova

[Jul 7, 2014] Elena Obraztsova

[Jul 4, 2014]

[Jul 3, 2014] Tamara Sinyavskaya

See also  Wikipedia

June

[Jun 29, 2014] Flight of the bumblebee

[Jun 29, 2014] Виктор Гридин

Богдан Титомир

[Jun 27, 2014] Alsou

[Jun 24, 2014] Graduation. Farewell to school

[Jun 23, 2014] Songs of 1941-1945

[Jun 22, 2014] The Sacred War

[Jun 20, 2014] Vladimir Nechaev

[Jun 15, 2014] Students songs

[Jun 13, 2014] Bella Ciao

[Jun 10, 2014] Lyudmila Zykina

[Jun 08, 2014] Maria Bieshu

One of the best performers of Un bel di vedremo'

[Jun 08, 2014]  Chto stoish kachayas tonkaya ryabina

Instrumental

[Jun 08, 2014] Two Gitars

[Jun 07, 2014]  Deanna Durbin RIP

 Valeriy Meladze

[Jun 06, 2014] Aram Khachaturian - Wikipedia

May

[May 31, 2014] Natasha Koroleva

[May 29, 2014] Flowers

[May 26, 2014] Anzhelika Varum

  1.  Анжелика Варум - Городок 1994г
  2. Анжелика Варум - Дочка, мама, ты и я
  3. Сергей Ашихмин и Варум, РУМБА, ФЗ 7
  4. А.Варум, Д.Маликов и Валерия - Листья желтые
  5. Анжелика Варум - А музыка звучит
  6. Анжелика Варум - Good Bye, Мой Мальчик (1993) 
  7. Anjelika varum - passadena
  8. Анжелика Варум - Осенний джаз - Песня-94
  9. Анжелика Варум. Новогодняя ночь на Первом.
  10. Анжелика Варум - Москва-река (1995)
  11. Твои глаза АНЖЕЛИКА ВАРУМ  
  12. Анжелика Варум - Художник
  13. Anjelika Varum - svetet kalina
  14. Анжелика Варум - Осенний джаз
  15. Юрий Антонов и Анжелика Варум - За снегами дожди  
  16. Duets with Agutin
  17. Humor

[May 15, 2014]  Vladimir Matetsky (composer)

[May 16, 2014] Foreign songs popular in Russia

[May 13, 2014] Masha Rasputina

[May 11, 2014] Leonid Kharitonov

Classic

Songs of war times

Romances

[May 10, 2014] Bulat Okudzhava

[May 9, 2014] Victory day

[May 06, 2014] Ekaterina Shavrina

[May 05, 2014] Sati Kazanova

[May 2, 2014] Bolshoy_Children_Choir_of_the_Central_TV_and_Radio_of_the_USSR

[May 1, 2014]  May 1 -- International Labor Day.

April

[Apr 28, 2014 ] Philip Kirkorov

[April 15, 2014] Alla Pugacheva

[Apr 07, 2014] Laima Vaikule

 

[Apr 01, 2014] Russian Musical Humor

March

[Mar 25, 2014] Dina Garipova

[Mar 25, 2014] Maria Pakhomenko

[Mar 24, 2014] Klavdiya Shulzhenko

[Mar 23, 2014]  Never say that there is no hope

Эту песню, - на идише,  - написал Гирш Глик, один из руководителей "восстания без надежды" в Виленском гетто. Вот здесь еще несколько переводов текста с идиш на русский. Абсолютно адекватного, к сожалению, нет, но все вместе дают достаточно полное представление об оригинале.

Никогда не говори: "Надежды нет".
Даже если тучи скрыли белый свет —
Но придёт наш час, мы вырвемся из тьмы,
Твёрдым шагом отчеканим: ЭТО МЫ.

От зелёных до покрытых снегом стран
Кровь горячая течёт из наших ран —
Но везде, где капли крови упадут,
Там наш дух и наше мужество взойдут.

Ясным солнцем озарится наш рассвет,
Где не будет ни врага, ни прошлых бед.
Даже если слишком поздно рассветёт —
Эта песня, как пароль, до вас дойдёт.

В ней надежда, и свинец, и боль, и страх.
То не песня вольной пташки в небесах —
Эту песню пел народ полуживой,
Среди рушащихся стен готовясь в бой.

Никогда не говори: "Надежды нет".
Даже если тучи скрыли белый свет —
Но придёт наш час, мы вырвемся из тьмы,
Твёрдым шагом отчеканим: ЭТО МЫ.

[Mar 21, 2014]  Alexander Vertinski

[Mar 20, 2014] Alexandr Gorodnitskiy

Городницкий, Александр Моисеевич — Википедия

[Mar 19, 2014] Valeriy Leontiev

[Mar 12, 2014] Irina Ponarovskaya

[Mar 10, 2014] Fabrika

[Mar 09, 2014] Larisa Golubkina

[Mar 08, 2014] Andrei Mironov

[Mar 8, 2014] Random findings

[Mar 8, 2014] International woman day

International Women's Day (Wikipedia). See also http://www.internationalwomensday.com and http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/ “Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” -- Joseph Conrad

[Mar 07, 2014] Tatyana Bulanova

[Mar 5, 2014] Tamara Miansarova

[Mar 04, 2014] Random findings

[Mar 03, 2014] Samotsvety

[Mar 02, 2014] Vesylie Rebyata

[Mar 01, 2014] Random findings

[Feb 28, 2014] Figure Stating

[Feb 24, 2014] Maya Kristalinskaya

[Feb 23, 2014] Red Army Choir

Classic Russian songs and romances

Etc

Ukrainian songs

[Feb 20, 2014] Yuri Antonov

[Feb 19, 2014] Vitas

[Feb 14, 2014] Anna German (1936–1982)

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