Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

27 January 2016. Some of My Favourite Things… Dmitri Khovorostovsky… One of the Sexiest Men Alive

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D A Khvorostovsky has to be one of the sexiest men alive today. Here, he sings one of the old standards (with English subs) with A Yu Netrebko at an outdoor concert in the Kremlin.


27 January 2016. A Blast from the Past… Maya Kristalinskaya Sings “Я тебя подожду” (I’ll Wait for You)

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I’ll wait for you; outside the window, in rain and in snow.

You looked at me

You searched for me everywhere.

I used to run, keeping you always in view.

Now, you’re not there.

For some reason, you’re not there.

I just want you to gaze at me.


Outside the window, in rain and in snow,

it was time to sleep, but I couldn’t sleep.

Always the same yard, always the same laugh,

and I miss you a little bit.

I’m going out,

beyond my familiar haunts.

With Natasha at the cinema, I don’t hurry; I’m not with you.

But the windows of your quiet home

send your greetings

like the old guys still clicking their dominoes.


I go over and over

in the darkened courtyard.

You said you’d come, even though it’s night.

This evening to me

Is nothing but a grain of sand.

I’ll wait for you, only you, even if it’s forever.


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

3 March 2015. Some of My Favourite Things… Georg Ots sings “Что так сердце растревожено” (What So Stirs the Heart)

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G K Ots (1920-75), People’s Artist of the USSR.



Let’s get away from the war for a moment… here’s one of the great Russian voices… G K Ots… singing one of the old romansy


Sunday, 8 February 2015

8 February 2015. Some of My Favourite Things… Gleb Matveichuk… Actor, Singer, Composer

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G A Matveichuk with his wife A V Makeyeva sing Aliluiya at a special charity concert “The Road to Goodness” on TV Tsentr on Orthodox Christmas this year


G A Matveichuk, N N Kadyshyova, and N V Baskov sing Broad River at birthday concert for N N Kadyshyova


G A Matveichuk sings Do Not Leave at birthday concert for Ye P Krylatov (he composed the song)


G A Matveichuk with his wife A V Makeyeva sing A Russian Waltz at the birthday concert of A N Pakhmutova (she composed the song and plays the piano)



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