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Alexander Zelkin Sings Meadowland and Other Russian Songs, Old and New

Alexander Zelkin Sings Meadowland and Other Russian Songs, Old and New

This collection of soulful and rousing Russian folk songs is sung by baritone Alexander Zelkin, born in France of a Russian father and French mother. Zelkin is accompanied by a small band and plays the balalaika (a triangle-shaped 3-stringed instrument).

Listeners may recognize “Meadowland” (“Polyushko-Polye”) and “On the Sunny Meadow” (“Na Solnechnoy Polyanochke”) as Soviet Red Army staples by composers Lev Knipper and Vasily Solovyev-Sedoy. Liner notes include full transcription of songs in English, Russian, and transliterated Russian.


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"From Russia with Love: Russian Folk Music on the Balalaika"


Track Listing

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Lyuba Alexander Zelkin 2:19
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102
Old Waltz (Starinyi Vals) Alexander Zelkin 3:23
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103
Meadowland (Polyushko-Polye) Alexander Zelkin 2:56
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104
Song of a Friend (Pyesnya Druga) Alexander Zelkin 3:27
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105
By the Old Oak Tree (Kak U Duba Starovo) Alexander Zelkin 3:18
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106
When I am Drunk (Kogda Ya Pyan) Alexander Zelkin 2:43
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201
The Young Lad (Malchishka) Alexander Zelkin 2:58
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202
The Coach Is Racing (Vot Mchitsa Troika) Alexander Zelkin 3:33
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203
Tachanka Alexander Zelkin 2:47
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204
Beloved City (Lyubimyi Gorod) Alexander Zelkin 2:48
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205
Strolling Home (Provozhaniye) Alexander Zelkin 2:20
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206
Cornflowers (Vasilyochki) Alexander Zelkin 3:59
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On the Sunny Meadow (Na Solnechnoi Polyanochke) Alexander Zelkin 2:59
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