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Musics of the Soviet Union

Various Artists
Musics of the Soviet Union

Very little indigenous music from the former Soviet Union is known to the West. This recording, from 1988, offers a rich sampling from many of the more than 100 ethnic groups within this vast region. The record begins with passionate Lithuanian lullabies and proceeds through ancient seasonal and ceremonial village songs from southern and northern Russia and the asymmetrical dance rhythms performed by Estonian bagpipers. From the distant Mongolian frontier, the amazing art of Tuvan multiphonic "throat singing" can be heard as well as the richly harmonic male choral singing still practiced in Georgia. "...[A] compelling taste of sounds from a country with a huge amount of indigenous music..." — Option

Track Listing

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Lithuanian Lullaby Veronika Povilioniene 1:16
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Lithuanian Lullaby Veronika Povilioniene 2:56
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Estonian Bagpipe Music Estonian bagpipe music 1:14
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South Russian solo song from Belgorod Province M.K. Mal´tseva leading vocal ensemble from Podserednee 1:56
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South Russian wedding dance song from Belgorod Province M.K. Mal´tseva leading vocal ensemble from Podserednee 1:35
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North Russian wedding greeting song from Arkhangelsk Province Kamenka village ensemble 5:05
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North Russian wedding lament Evdokiia Alexandrovna Oreshkina 1:15
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North Russian lyric song Singers from the village of Shostova Gora in Arkhangelsk province 6:03
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Tuvan folk melody S.B. Manchakai 1:35
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Song from Khomeizhi M.C. Daknai 2:37
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Azerbaijani classical mugam Bayat-i Kurd 7:16
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Georgian song Lile song and dance ensemble of the Lintekhskii House of Culture 3:00
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Georgian song Gugava Dzohkia 2:48
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Georgian wedding song Lile song and dance ensemble of the Lintekhskii House of Culture 2:42
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