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”

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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.

BMD

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Friday, 11 August 2017

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

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Saturday, 22 October 2016

22 October 2016. Russians are Ready for War… Watch This Vid and See the Truth… Realise that Clinton, Trump, and Johnson are Liars

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This was from a concert on the eve of Victory Day this year (8 May 2016). Look at the audience… look at the actors… look at the chorus. Not a single one is making phony gestures or employing empty posturing. There’s a grim determination to face come what may… a sadness that it’s come to that… and a hatred of the Anglo oligarch filth who provoked it. God willing, we’ll avoid war… the Russian people and Russian state don’t want it. However, American “conservatives” are inherently and objectively evil. Their ideology is satanic, twisted, and theomachistic. “Greed is good… money makes the world go round… America is exceptional and can do whatever it pleases”. The worst are the so-called “Christians”… their “religion” has no resemblance to any real lived faith, either past or present (I speak as a Christian believer). The inanity and insanity of what passes for political discourse in the USA floors me. There’s no way that the USA could defeat either China or Russia separately… let alone as united allies, as they are now. A vote for Clinton, Trump, or Johnson is a vote for war… all of their advisors are pro-war (no matter what the candidate may say). A vote for Stein is a vote for peace. America needs peace… Russia and China want peace… the American people crave peace… the Anglo Establishment wants war. Do the maths… vote accordingly.

BMD

Saturday, 10 September 2016

10 September 2016. Some of My Favourite Things… P G Lisitian Sings “Ya Vas Lyublyu” from “Pikovaya Dama”

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An aria from La Traviata… Joe Green in Russian!

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Here’s a patriotic song in a more popular vein… Moya rodina (My Motherland)

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P G Lisitian (Peoples Artist of the USSR) came from a humble working-class family… in the money-grubbing West, he would’ve got nowhere. In the USSR, he found an outlet for his talent. That’s something that the righties never talk about… how the Sovs sincerely sought out talent of all sorts (artistic, scientific, and athletic) amongst all classes and how they gave people a chance to develop their skills. Lisitian was a leading soloist at the Bolshoi (officially, the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (GABT Rossii)) from 1940 to 1966; he taught at conservatoire for many years afterward (he died in 2004, in his 93rd year). Ya vas lyublyu from Tchaikovsky’s Pikovaya Dama (The Queen of Spades) has to the be the most famous aria in Russian opera… need I mention that Pavel Gerasimovich was a mentor of D A Khvorostovsky? Many believe his interpretation to be the best yet… I agree.

BMD

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