Voices from Russia

Saturday, 12 August 2017

12 August 2017. Some of My Favourite Things… Wagner from Moscow… REAL Brass at 2:03… and “Rienzi”




Culture is alive and well in the Rodina. Tannhäuser is, perhaps, my most fave piece by Wagner… I also have a soft spot for Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen.  The conductor for Tannhäuser is the German-based (but Russian-born) D M Yurovsky. A student orchestra in Weimar plays the Rienzi overture.


Friday, 11 August 2017

11 August 2017. Some of My Favourite Things… Vltava from Ma Vlast… From Moscow With Love



Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Two Donetsk Musicians to Appear at Carnegie Hall


Two musicians of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic won an international competition in Kazan and received invitations to perform in New York in the USA. The Philharmonic’s media office reported:

Artists of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic Viktoriya Goncharova (piano) and Vladimir Vaskovsky (trumpet) received invitations to perform at one of the most legendary concert halls in the world… Carnegie Hall in New York (USA).

The invitation came because they were winners in the international competition “Living Spring”, held in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan in the Russian Federation). Vaskovsky won First Prize in “Instrumental Ensemble” and Goncharova took Second Prize prize in “The Piano”. VIVA MUSIC, the organising committee of the international contest, extended the invitations to New York. The event is going to take place in June 2018. Goncharova told us that the trip to the USA was one of the prizes in the contest in Kazan and that their performance in the USA wouldn’t be under the auspices of VIVA MUSIC. The Ninth International Competition of Folk Art “Living Spring” took place in Kazan from 19 to 20 March. Soloists, ensembles, and accompanists competed at the festival… the categories included piano, string instruments, folk instruments, wind instruments, and classical vocals.

27 March 2017

DAN Donetsk News agency



Perspirin’ minds wanna know… will these talented musicians play in the USA, or will the Uniate/schismo nationalists blubber away until the Americans forbid them entry? What I’ve seen of the loudmouth Galician nationalist diaspora in the USA and Canada doesn’t give me much hope…


Monday, 6 March 2017

6 March 2017. Russia’s Response to Anglo Toddler Tantrums… Concert for Defenders of the Fatherland Day 2017

00 Russian Army conscript with fiancee in Stavropol. 20.10.13



The concert begins with a speech by President Putin… it only lasts a few minutes. The legendary pop music composer A N Pakhmutova is part of the concert. She’s a true national treasure (Peoples Artist of the USSR and Hero of Socialist Labour)… did you know that she was born in Stalingrad?

After the loss of most of its members and soloists after the CIA sabotage of the Tu-154 airliner carrying the ensemble to Syria to entertain the Russian forces there, the Aleksandrov Ensemble is back, with young trainees and older stagers back from retirement. The new director is Gennady Sichenyuk… oh, does that mean that he’s “Ukrainian?” NO! He’s Russian, as all “Ukrainians” are (except for Galician Uniate semi-Poles). “Ukrainian” is mostly the invention of the Western foes of the Rodina. We shouldn’t buy into it. All those from the “Russias”… Great Russia, Little Russia, Carpathian Russia, and White Russia are RUSSIAN. If the American neoliberals hate that, they can eat shit and die.

NOTHING gets Russians down for the count. Americans had best realise that…

One last thing… Metropolitan Yuvenaly Poyarkov was in the audience… the Church stands for Russia… for it’s in the right. America is in the wrong… no Orthodox Christian can buy into the present anti-Russian campaign without imperilling their immortal soul… such is what is.


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