Musics Of The Soviet Union

Various Artists

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW40002

Release Date:  13 July 1992

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074000229

Genres:  World Music  

  • Description

    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

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Lithuanian Lullaby
      • 2. Lithuanian Lullaby
      • 3. Estonian Bagpipe Music
      • 4. South Russian Solo Song From Belgorod Province
      • 5. South Russian Wedding Dance Song From Belgorod Province
      • 6. North Russian Wedding Greeting Song From Arkhangelsk Pr ovince
      • 7. North Russian Wedding Lament
      • 8. North Russian Lyric Song
      • 9. Tuvan Folk Melody
      • 10. Song From Khomeizhi
      • 11. Azerbaijani Classical Mugam
      • 12. Georgian Song
      • 13. Georgian Song
      • 14. Georgian Wedding Song