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Best of the Red Army Choir [Original recording remastered]

Red Army Choir Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

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listen  1. Kalinka 4:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Partisan's Song 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Souliko 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Korobelniki 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. On The Road (a Soldier's Song) 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. My Country 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Red Army Is The Strongest 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Moscow Nights 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Along Perestroika Street 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Smuglianka 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Troika Galop 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Ah Nastassia 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Echelon's Song 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. My Army 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Civil War Songs 5:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Bella Ciao 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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listen  1. National Anthem Of The Ussr 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Oh Fields, My Fields 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Cliff 6:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Cossacks 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. In The Central Steppes 5:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Gandzia 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cossack's Song 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Roads 5:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Song Of The Volga Boatmen 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Dark Eyes 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Let's Go 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Birch Tree 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. The Road Song 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Samovars 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Varchavianka 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Slavery And Suffering 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 25, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Silva America
  • ASIN: B000066RMJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "this is the ultimate in choral excellence" September 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
When you listen to this album, voices ring true and clear with the gusto of "WE ARE THE RED CAVALRY" and "SONG OF THE VOLGA BOATMEN" seem to jump out at you. These recordings are priceless and have brought the years to the forefront, when this male choir took first place at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1937.
Silva Classics has taken the reins to bring the "ultimate" of full choir sounds, including classical hymns and traditional songs. If you love superb vocals with rich and vibrant styles ~ 32 selections guaranteed to take your breath away ~ this album has it all.
My highlight pick is the "CIVIL WAR SONGS", a medley of traditional tunes with outstanding arrangements and excellent performances within each members sections, a must have for your music collection.
Total Time: Disc One 57:24 on 16 Tracks & Disc Two 58:58 on 16 Tracks ~
Silva Classics SILKD-6034 ~ (2002)
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great discovery April 24, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Both the compositions and the performance are remarkable, above expectations.
The music in this CD has a great emotiveness that can be shared no matter ideological questions. You can perceive a very intense feeling of comradeship and of belonging to a group that is essential in human nature from tribal times. Also some of the exaggeration and grandiloquence that was characteristic of the Soviet regime can be found sometimes, but in this case it sounds sincere. However, anybody who likes classic music would enjoy it.
The performance is very appropriate for this kind of music. It has nothing to do with the meaningless, empty and mechanical interpretation quite usual in military music. The Choir transmits a broad variety of feelings.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it! February 22, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Even though I cannot speak Russian, the quality of this choral group is beyond excellent. Many of these pieces are extremely moving and stirring. The rendering of the Soviet anthem and the song "Let's Go" (V'put) come to my mind. "Let's Go" became a huge hit in Russia when it was featured in a movie about the Great Patriotic War, and indeed, hearing it - you can well imagine ranks upon ranks of hard-eyed, grim-faced Soviet soldiers striding into battle against the Wehrmacht.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The state of art! June 29, 2008
Format:Audio CD
"The red Army Choir" is one of those ensembles that simply can not be forgotten and much less ignored of our minds once you listen them.

This golden compilation encloses an essential chapter of the most gleaming and emotive Russian sentiment expressed through famous musical scores filled of vitality, candidness, sadness and cheerfulness.

For the Russian citizen, the music meant not only a vehicle to display his joys and sorrows, but to transmit unsaid feelings of gelid loneliness, nostalgic hopeless and enraptured lyricism.

On the road, Moscow nights, Partisan's song, My country, Troika Galop, Echelon' s song, Oh fields, my fields, dark eyes, The road song or The birch tree reflect the wide spectre of livings and memories of this nation, extraordinarily interpreted by this widely known ensemble around the world.

The sound edition was simply breathtaking as well as the selected tracks, that surely will overflow your feelings once you listen it.

A collector item, neither more nor less.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars true representatives of Russian music January 1, 2004
Format:Audio CD
There couldn't be a better Cd to show the world of the essance of Russian music.Its Rich harmonies and the amalgamation of the voices makes the music eternal.Its presentation is on the level of high achievement.... among the best choirs of the world.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fireworks from USSR August 1, 2009
Format:Audio CD
During more than a century we Europeans have turned our backs to a culture east of "The Iron Curtain". I think that by this, we disregard a tradition of the outmost quality in the word. As a Norwegian myself, I am very proud of the culture of my own country. May be that is why it is so easy for me to be enriched so much, by learning from cultures from other countries. For thousands of years people have presented their culture to each other when they were travelled around trading ect. And we learned to respect, value and sometime copy what earlier was more or less unknown to us. Russian music is more than Pjotr Tsjajkovskij, Igor Stravinskij, Aleksandr Skrjabin, Dmitrij Sjostakovitsj and other famous composers. I think their works to some degree is founded on a rock the of old tradition of old folk songs and liturgy from synagoges and the Eastern Church. When I listen to the CD whit the best of the Red Army Choir, it is as looking through a window into a heritage of another rich culture than my own. Together with the choir there is a scilful and competent orchestra and very clever soloists. The songs may flow like a calm river, or they may rice within seconds from a mild ppp in crescendo up to fff fore later on go like the breeze a summer day. When I play this record, my wife and my grown up children shake their heads, but my grandchildren and myself, we are dancing! Self-confident, I dear to challenge you, take a try!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent! February 26, 2007
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I'm so glad I stumbled onto this.

Spirited, committed, manly singing. Soul-shaking stuff! The ensemble is incisive; soloists are marvelous. The folk melodies are enchanting. The songs--and the singers--are bound up in the cultural fabric of the Cossacks, Tchaikovsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Trotsky... This music conveys the great romantic, boisterous soul of Russia. (Loosely speaking. Some members of the chorus were presumably of other nationalities once part of the Soviet Union. And some of the songs are not Russian).

I don't speak Russian, but listening to this makes me wish I did. What a beautiful-sounding language it is.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD COMPANY TO DEAL WITH
Published 29 days ago by Vittorio a Maui
2.0 out of 5 stars Nyet!
I bought this because of the song selections, which are very good. This may be "The Definitive Collection," but quantity doesn't equal quality. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Scott A. Gifford
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Army Chorus
Fabulous male choir! The BEST male choir I've ever heard. The conductor Alexandrov purposed chose men who vocal range could sing folk songs as well as the operatic range. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Siobhan
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SOUND
Published 5 months ago by JANET KEYMETIAN
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful!
wonderful songs!
so much power packed in this CD!
The choir was amazing, it is really moving
my favorite song is probably "Lets go" on the 2nd CD
Published 9 months ago by KittenLauncher
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm very happy I bought it
My mom had the original vinyl in the 70's and she loved it, I'm not sure what happened but she lost it. I saw this recording and just hoped it was everything she wanted. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Raquel Diaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Kalinka is the best
Great choir music. Make you want to visit Russia. English translation on other websites help to appreciate the culture. Also great for waking up in the morning.
Published 12 months ago by Bobby G
5.0 out of 5 stars The Red Army Choir
For me it was an inspirational album that I heard about 30 years ago. I am not a Russian, but choral music is my love and certainly the Soviet Army Chorus breaks the stereotypes. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Larry R
5.0 out of 5 stars greatest album ever
this is one of the greatest musical compliations ever. If you buy this, you will not be able to hold back your inner soviet soldier. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Joshua king
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Musicians, enjoy!
I enjoy lots of different music from all over the world. If you have an interest in great music of this genre, look no further
Published 17 months ago by Robert A. Giannotti
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