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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

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.

[Jun 30, 2015] Группа КВАТРО

[Jun 29, 2015] Tumbalayka

[Jun 28, 2015] Flight of the bumblebee

[Jun 28, 2015] Виктор Гридин

[Jun 27, 2015] Alsou

[Jun 24, 2015] Graduation. Farewell to school

[Jun 22, 2015] The Sacred War

[Jun 20, 2015] Vladimir Bunchikov and Vladimir Nechaev and

[Jun 16, 2015] Students songs

Some links are broken as Google close some accounts or the account holder delete the item.

[Jun 15, 2015] Zhanna Friske RIP

После продолжительной болезни скончалась популярная российская певица Жанна Фриске RIP Жанна Фриске

[Jun 10, 2015] Lyudmila Zykina

[Jun 08, 2015] Maria Bieshu

One of the best performers of Un bel di vedremo'

[Jun 08, 2015] Chto stoish kachayas tonkaya ryabina

Instrumental

[Jun 08, 2015] Two Gitars

[Jun 07, 2015] Deanna Durbin RIP

Valeriy Meladze

[Jun 06, 2015] Aram Khachaturian - Wikipedia

[Jun 4, 2015] Yulia Mikhalchik

[Jun 3, 2015] А он мне нравится

[Jun 2, 2015] Tchaikovsky waltzes

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

Valse-Scherzo

[May 30, 2015] Valentina Lisitsa

See also ValentinaLisitsa. On 2 June, Valentina Lisitsa will be performing a piano concertat the Russian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada to celebrate Tchaikovsky's 175th birthday... See also amazing concert at train station Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody #12, played by Valentina Lisitsa on an amazing piano in St Pancras

[May 23, 2015] Polina Gagarina

Quote: "The Eurovision Contest certainly is as dreadful and cheesy as ever". And her song Polina Gagarina - A Million Voices (Russia) 2015 Eurovision Song Contest did not impress me. I think Polina Gagarina is stronger in singing more serious songs such as Нет, не любил он, then Europop. But she definitely can do both -- see The winner takes it all

Etc

[May 16, 2015] Foreign songs popular in Russia

[May 15, 2015] Vladimir Matetsky (composer)

[May 13, 2015] Masha Rasputina

[May 11, 2015] Leonid Kharitonov

Classic

Songs of war times

Romances

[May 10, 2015] Bulat Okudzhava

[May 9, 2015] Victory day

[May 06, 2015] Ekaterina Shavrina

[May 05, 2015] Sati Kazanova

[May 2, 2015] Bolshoy_Children_Choir_of_the_Central_TV_and_Radio_of_the_USSR

[May 1, 2015] May 1 -- International Labor Day.

April

[April 15, 2015] Alla Pugacheva

[Apr 07, 2015] Laima Vaikule

[Apr 01, 2015] Russian Musical Humor

Random findings

Катерина Голицына

Шаов - Транзитный поезд через Украину, Гужва - Еду домой

Жили три холостяка - Пить ученым просто стыдно

[Mar 25, 2015] Dina Garipova

Dina Garipova - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Mar 25, 2015] Maria Pakhomenko

[Mar 24, 2015] Klavdiya Shulzhenko

[Mar 21, 2015] Alexander Vertinski

[Mar 20, 2015] Alexandr Gorodnitskiy

Городницкий, Александр Моисеевич — Википедия

[Mar 19, 2015] Valeriy Leontiev

[Mar 13, 2015] Random findings

[Mar 12, 2015] Irina Ponarovskaya

[Mar 10, 2015] Fabrika

[Mar 09, 2015] Larisa Golubkina

[Mar 08, 2015] Andrei Mironov

[Mar 08, 2015] Random findings

[Mar 08, 2015] Foreign romantic songs popular in Russia

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, 2015] Tatyana Bulanova

[Mar 5, 2015] Tamara Miansarova

[Mar 04, 2015] Random findings

[Mar 03, 2015] Samotsvety

[Mar 02, 2015] Vesylie Rebyata

[Mar 01, 2015] Random findings

Random findings

[Feb 24, 2015] Maya Kristalinskaya

[Feb 23, 2015] Red Army Choir

Classic Russian songs and romances

Leonid Kharitonov

Etc

Ukrainian songs

[Feb 22, 2015] Anti War songs

[Feb 20, 2015] Yuri Antonov

[Feb 19, 2015] Vitas

[Feb 14, 2015] Anna German (1936–1982)

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

[Feb 06, 2015] 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)

ВЫСОЦКИЙ-ГИМНАСТИКА

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, 2015] Russian Romance: Foggy Morning / Ytro Tymannoe

[Feb 02, 2015] Bards

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

[Feb 01, 2015] Lev Letshchenko

January

[Jan 31, 2015] Vladimir Matetsky

[Jan 26, 2015] Demis Roussos RIP

Demis Roussos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Jan 26, 2015] Vyacheslav Dobryinin