Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Russian Romantic Songs
Genres: World Music, Pop
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Excellent Russian Style
L. Helferich | 08/04/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yulya is the quintessential Russian folk singer and these are excellent renditions of the most popular folk songs. There are some old folk songs and some newer, more soviet popular songs, but all are done in very traditional way. Her voice is perfect for this type of music as well--not too soprano-ish.If you are looking for one album of Russian folk and popular songs, this should be it."
Good collection of songs, disappointing performance
Bookreviewer | Chicago | 03/26/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have read all previous reviews (that's why I bought this CD), and I'd like to add my opinion too.This CD is a very good collection of folk and soviet favourites. Those who would like to refresh lyrics will find it very useful. But the performance/voice for me personally were rather disappointing. Those who expect anything like Shulzhenko ili Zykina style can skip this disk. The performance is on the level of a friend singing in a small company in the second part of the evening. For a singing friend the voice is beautiful and interpretation is very interesting. But for a wider audience ... I couldn't help thinking that this is not an appropriate level."
L. Helferich | 06/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm hardly a fan of things Russian nor an authority on Russian folk music, but I have to admit that I really like this CD. Yulya sings with a simplicity that I find charming. Sometimes her voice slips into a most interesting tone that invokes sincere emotion. I've listened to the project MANY more times that I ever thought I would. "Vikhazyu odna ya na darogu," a famous Lermontov poem, is a real gem. If you're at all interested in classical-contemporary Russian folk music, by this project. You may be pleasantly surprised as I was."