The Alexandrov Ensemble; Red Army Choir

Actually today I was going to add another post. But when thinking whole year of 2016 and how much bad it’s passed, in compliance with 2016’s soul(yes the years have soul, but only very few of the humankind knows that), one of the last posts of this year should haven’t been surprise.

This is my favorite Russian folk song. It is not so well known as Kalinka in the western world on the planet. But for me it has better rhythm, melody than Kalinka. The song was made for glorify also recall the female partisans at the Russian Civil War(1917-1922) in 1940, but in 1942 some words and music changed and become todays’ shape.

Some days its’ lyric is kept on my saying. Especially you should hear me along with WD, while singing this song. We cannot sing good as you can predict, but we love to shout out especially the part of “da raskudryavyii, reznoooyy…” so much.

According to WD “actually we can sing good, but unfortunately we always kept the bar high, we try to sing it like these serious but warm guys with uniform.” WD asked me one day why we always listened this song from Red Army Choir. We’ve searched this song performance from other artists. And we couldn’t find good performance as much as Red Army Choir. We know that we can never sing like these men; on the other side we know that we can never take pleasure from another artists who sing this song more than Red Army Choir anymore.

The other artists had no wrong actually. We loved Red Army Choir, because. We were wanting to listen it from Red Army Choir, because. Still we do…

The devastating news came four days ago: “A Russian plane Tu-154 with 92 people aboard, including the well-known military band Red Army Choir, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday, Dec 25, minutes after takeoff from the city of Sochi.”

64 members of the ensemble have been the victims of this horrible event. 64 members of the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army; so almost the entire choir team, except for three soloists who were not on board that day.

After repeating the news, now I want you to look at this video again, my Earthling friends. Starting from the top-back side soloists, take the soloists this video out of one by one. The screen is slowly wiping while I look at it; the sound is fogging, the rhythm of the song is changing. I find myself by looking at the screen with a pain at the end. Like a deleted piece of art, like half of a Van Gogh painting! What a pain!

While the planet is sinking in more sh*t at every passing second, the beauties are disappearing from humanity’ hands.

Actually of course Red Army Choir is a strong and legendary choir. It is kind of a symbol for the Soviet Union. I believe in this pain will turn back to them as progressive power.

Already at the east, the pains would return as hard as the soil and as strengthening like the cold. The pains have to return like that already, there isn’t any alternative to survive.

From 1928 to todays they have been still standing.

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Photo: RIA Novosti via lenta.ru: The team of birth is October 12, 1928, when the ensemble gave the first concert in the Central House of the Red Army in Moscow. Then it was called Red Army Song Ensemble.
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Photo: “Kommersant” / “Spark” via lenta.ru: In 1943, Alexander Alexandrov who wrote the music for the anthem of the Soviet Union, which later became the music of the anthem of the Russian Federation. In the photo: the ensemble rehearses in front of one of the first performances of the national anthem.
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Photo: Vladimir Savostianov / TASS via lenta.ru: Choreographic scene “Invitation to the Dance” performed by members of the ensemble, 1970.

Looking at this magnificent history of Red Army Choir, we may also notice the size of the place of the artists that we will feel the lack of.

We will remember you with respect and love…

Вечная память погибшим… Покойся с миром, героям!

…da raskudryavyiiii, reznooooooy….

photos were quoted from https://lenta.ru/photo/2016/12/25/aleksandrov/

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “The Alexandrov Ensemble; Red Army Choir

  1. You have made an excellent writing, dear Migo! I heard about the plane crash, but I didn’t know this choir was on board. That is so very sad…for everyone on the plane! But keep singing the songs you love 🙂 I wish you good tidings from Texas, my friend! –Paul

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    • Yes, it is really sad, my dear Earthling friend. Some times, the words are not enough to expression of the some pains. This event was one of those. And thank you for your good wishes from Texas! Same to you from Anatolia!- (ps: I and WD will write again our traditional new year post tomorrow:)

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