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Academy of Choral Art
Pearls of Traditional Music

The Ural Rowan
Red Sarafan
Amur Waves
Dark Eyes
Down the Volga River
Dubinushka, the Volga, Boatman's Song
There was a Birch in a Field
On a Hill
Suliko (Georgian)
Oh Oak, My Oak (Ukranian)
Sing Martlet, Sing
One Hears the Sound of a Distant Lone Bell
Twelve Robbers
The Evening Chime

Directed by Victor Popov

This superb chorus sings a multiplicity of folk masterpieces: Russian, Gregorian, and Ukrainian. The authentic Russian songs offered generously on this program cover a wide range of genre and character, from love songs and coach tunes to peasant dances. The emotional range is broad as well, from subtle lyrics to boisterous joy. Each region represented reveals in its music an enriched experience of the uniqueness of its own culture. Sumptuous sound from top to bottom, pinpoint accuracy, electrifying virtuosity and great expressiveness. Selections range from old favourites like "Dark Eyes," the "Volga Boatman's Song," and "Kalinka," to much less familiar gems like "There is Birch in the Field" (Tchaikovsky Uses this theme in his Fourth Symphony.) The true joy in singing is everywhere evident.

Item code: 8834C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | Russia

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