“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” – 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”).
This 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.
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.
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.
May 9th is celebrated every year in Russia as Victory Day to commemorate the victory in 1945 over Nazi Germany in World War II. Leonid Kharitonov wholeheartedly thanks all veterans for their service and their sacrifices!
Dear fans and friends! Peace, health, prosperity and happiness to all of you in 2012! I thank you with all my soul for your love and support.
This 1987 performance of “Kiss Me, My Darling” is from the television show “Song, Romance, Waltz”. The singer is accompanied by the Osipov Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments, under the leadership of conductor Nikolay Kalinin.