Monotonously Rings The Little Bell - Serge Jaroff & His Don Cossacks* - The Best Of Serge Jaroff And
Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 136 554 SLPEM • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Germany • Genre: Classical •
There was a time where the Don Cossack Chorusled by Serge Yarov usually anglicized to "Jaroff" in the s and '30s was one of the best-known professional choral groups in the world. Founded in a Turkish prison camp inthe Don Cossack Chorus swiftly became recognized as representative of the old spiritual soul of the Russian people that wasn't wiped out by the rising tide of communism. Touring internationally, the records they made in New York in the late '20s sold in high numbers throughout the world and remained in the Columbia catalog for decades, popular through their virtuosic use of extremely high and low voices and flexible arrangements.
For most of its 64 years as a chorus, it was based in Germany. The recordings featured on Profil's Abendglocken: Songs from Old Russia were made at a time when the Cold War was in full force, and the Don Cossack Chorus was touring extensively in nations not under Soviet bloc control. Most of these tracks were recorded for West German Deutsche Grammophon in ; others were made at the time they appeared in a German film Das Donkosakenlied and released on the tiny, short-lived American subscription label Musical Masterpiece Society.
These recordings capture the Chorus in full cry and were of excellent quality for the period, quality that has been compromised to some extent by Profil's heavy-handed transfers.
Artificial reverberation is stacked on top of what was natural reverberation; there is an artificial stereo spread employed throughout. Most of it is listenable, though there are moments that are irritating, such as a superb bass solo sung by Boris Morosoff in which he is the least audible element, sounding miles away in a public lavatory somewhere. Anyone who admires Eastern Orthodox sacred singing or Bulgarian choruses will find a lot to love here; the Don Cossack Chorus only ever sang traditional folk songs from Russia, Bulgaria, and Ukraine, and it was never forced to sing agitprop songs, nor included in some state-sponsored pageant.
Nor was it primarily a folk group; the Don Cossack Chorus was a professional outfit, and it shows. It was once popular with both the lefties who embraced the Soviet state and the right-wingers who celebrated it as a bulwark against communism; the appeal of the Don Cossack Chorus was universal.
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Dimitry Bortnyansky. Kalinka Little Snowfallfolk song. Cavalry March, folksong. Two Cossack songs. The Red Sarafan Krasny sarafan. Es wird im Walde gesagt. Ej uchnjem Let's tow together. Kak, za Donom za rejoj At the river Don. Stjenka razin Those Were the Daysfolk song. Rette, o Gott, dein Volk. The Cossack Prisoner, folk song. Ukrainian Traditional. Adieu Farewellfolk song. Abendglocken Evening Bells Russian Traditional. Lezginka, folk song Russian Traditional.
Rowanberry and Raspberry, folksong khorovodnaya Russian Traditional. Ich bete an die Macht der Liebe, for male chorus Dimitry Bortnyansky. Kalinka Little Snowfallfolk song Russian Traditional. Cavalry March, folksong Russian Traditional. Two Cossack songs Russian Traditional. Ej uchnjem Let's tow together Russian Traditional. The Cossack Prisoner, folk song Ukrainian Traditional.