Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Anonymous, Georgi Nosov|
Soviet Army Chorus & Band
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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Memories of the past
Zaiga K. Sears | 02/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My parents bought the vinyl recording of the Album when it first came out and I used to listen to it a lot. It is wonderful to have it available on CD without the scratches that go along with records. They sound as brilliant and stirring as the first day I heard them. I especially love The Soldiers Chorus from the play The Decembrists."
Unique historical icon
J. McCann | Surrey, United Kingdom | 04/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wonderfully atmospheric choral singing in the distinctive style of these cultural ambassadors for the Soviet regime. In their day they had a worldwide and appreciative audience as the Soviet Authorities sought to attach an attractive "human" persona to their mighty military machine.The power, precision and technical proficiancy of these (and other) performers served, whether justifiably or not, to enhance the Soviet military image.Wonderful Russian bass and tenor voices gave western ears fresh insights into 'music of the people' from both sides of the Iron Curtain. The propaganda effect was priceless and we are left today with a nostalgic example of the effective political use of music."
The Original and still best
L. Lytton | Austin, TX United States | 12/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most of the people who like this collection remember it from when the Cold War was eternal, and the album was a little subversive. My uncle brought our copy back from the Soviet Union in the 60s, and it's obviously got a Soviet Propaganda agenda, but oh, the Russians can (& always could) sing. The arrangements are better on this older album than on subsequent recordings by the same group, even if it is recorded in an old way. (Well, Soviet Technology, whaddaya expect?) I think you will enjoy the collection more if you remember those days, listening to The Enemy sing, and surprising yourself by thinking, their government stinks, but I can't hate them! If you are a stereo-only purist, though, you may want to look elsewhere."