Moscow Nights - Russian Folk Songs
18 May 2018
Other participants: Red Star Red Army Chorus
Wistful melodies, rousing dances: "Those who know Russian folk songs must admit that they all spring from heartbreak", wrote a traveller to 18th-century Russia. The penchant for gloom and melancholy that purportedly makes up the "Russian soul" has left its mark on the music of this great nation, alongside merry dances and heroic tunes full of love for Mother Russia.