Leonid Kharitonov has passed away

September 25 2017   8 Comments   Tags: biography, romance

My name is Mikhail Kharitonov and I’m the younger son of Leonid Mikhailovich. I have a very sad news for all the admirers of the famous Russian operatic singer. Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov has passed away on the 19th of September, 2017, after suffering his 5th heart attack. This happened the next day after his 84th birthday.

Soviet composers #3 – Matvey Blanter, part 1: The Dark-Eyed Cossack Girl

Soviet composers

The 3d episode (with English subtitles) is dedicated to the one of the most famous Soviet composers – Matvey Blanter. Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov will talk about his creative collaboration with this composer and will tell about the history of the Dark-Eyed Cossack Girl song and its premier with the Alexandrov Red Army Choir in the Albert Hall in London on the March of 1967.

Soviet composers #2 – Ostrovsky, Tulikov, Ekimyan

Soviet composers 1 - Anatoly Novikov and Vano Muradeli

“Soviet composers #2 – Ostrovsky, Tulikov, Ekimyan” – is the second episode of the series (with English subtitles) and is dedicated to another three famous Soviet composers. Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov will talk about his creative collaboration with the composers of Soviet patriotic songs – Arkady Ostrovsky, Serafim Tulikov (such songs as “Motherland”, “Son of Russia”, “The Veterans Do Not Grow Old in Their Souls”) and Alexey Ekimyan (such songs as “Soviet country”, “Grey Hair”).

Soviet composers #1 – Anatoly Novikov and Vano Muradeli

Soviet composers 1 - Anatoly Novikov and Vano Muradeli

“Soviet composers #1 – Anatoly Novikov and Vano Muradeli” – This episode (with English subtitles) is dedicated to some famous Soviet composers. Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov will talk about his creative collaboration with the composers of Soviet patriotic songs – Anatoly Novikov (such songs as “Vasya-Vasilek”, “John Reed walks along Petrograd”, “The Ballad About Russian Boys”) and Vano Muradeli (such songs as “The War Is Not Over Yet”, “The Alarm Bells of Buchenwald”).

The Last Concert of the Alexandrov Red Army Choir (2016)

December 29 2016   3 Comments   Tags: Alexandrov Ensemble, concerts, folk songs, New Year

The last concert of the Twice Red Banner Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army under A.V. Alexandrov at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, 2016.

In the memory of all who perished in a tragic airplane crash over the Black Sea on December 25, 2016.

Condolences on the loss of the Alexandrov Ensemble artists

December 26 2016   14 Comments   Tags: Alexandrov Ensemble, fans, history, internet

Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov tells his deepest condolences on the loss of the Alexandrov Ensemble artists, who died in the airplane crash on the 25th of December, 2016.

Leonid Kharitonov’s interview for the BBC Radio 3

Leonid Kharitonov's interview for the BBC Radio 3This video represents an interview of Leonid Kharitonov (the famous Russian opera singer) for the BBC Radio 3 channel. This conversation took place in December 2011 via international telephone connection.

Leonid Kharitonov told about his first experience of the Cliff song solo performance with the Alexandrov Red Army Choir at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses in Moscow in 1965.

А Tour To Canada in 1978 (private footage)

January 20 2016   1 Comment   Tags: biography, Canada, tours

Tour To Canada in 1978

This private footage was made personally by the Russian singer Leonid Kharitonov during his tour with some Soviet performers to Canada. The video shows how the artist saw this country in the far 1978 year.
 

Victory Day Congratulations 2015

May 10 2015   8 Comments   Tags: patriotic, Victory Day, WW2

Victory Day 2015

After a long silence caused by some serious health problems we finally managed to record a new video with Leonid Kharitonov (with English subtitles).

He congratulates all the people of good will with the Victory Day in WW2. The video was recorded in Moscow on the 9th of May 2015.

Interview for the TV Show, “Secrets of the Kremlin Concerts”


Secrets of the Kremlin Concerts

Leonid Kharitonov gives an interview in a TV show entitled “Secrets of the Kremlin Concerts” (March 5, 2014.) He tells about his first solo performance in 1965, which he gave at a concert for Leonid Brezhnev and the Soviet leadership on the occasion of Lenin’s 95th anniversary. We’ve added English subtitles to the video.

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