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Compact disk "Beyond The Don River" Russian folksongs, CD cover by artist Vladimir Nekrasov Russian Folksongs "Beyond The Don River" compact disk by Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" was released by RUSA Records, Philadelphia, PA. There are Russian folk lymericks, Cossacks ballads and marching songs, popular tunes and chastushki with accompaniment of garmoshka, guitar and balalaika. CD cover by artist Vladimir Nekrasov.

Beyond The Don River (Как за Доном за рекой)
Saturday Affair (Субботея)
A Nut Tree in the Field (Орешина)
The Don Cossacks (Как Донские казаки)
Do Not Wind The Threads (Ты мне нитки не мотай)
Village, Four Yards (4 двора)
Stenka Razin`s Dream (Сон Степана Разина)
O, Extreme Cold (Ой, мороз, мороз)
Blooming Guilder Tree (Калина)
At the Blacksmith (Во кузнице)
Quips With Garmoshka (Частушки)
Shorty (Недоросток)
Varenka (Варенька)
Men`s Quips With Balalaika (Мужские страдания)
Natalia (Скороговорка)

What people say:

Hello, Mikhail Smirnov! Compact disks and DVD arrived this morning. Wonderful! Nobody has done anything all day except listen to them. Dog, sheep, geese, ducks... everybody has to listen to me whistle 'Gori Gori' pretty much non-stop. This evening my wife and I watched the DVD. We couldn't help but be impressed with the high level of training and professionalism in your group. It really was a great show, and I'm glad to see the audience enjoyed it as much as we did. As a matter of fact, I'm listening to the Natasha & Misha CD right now, and this email is taking longer than necessary because I stop to admire the singing and read about the tunes. Thanks again for the great music.
Regards, Christopher

Description: New York based Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" compact disk. There are over 19 Russian folk songs on this professionally mastered CD.
Runtime: 43 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Language: Russian
Review and notes: Folk songs of Russia by folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia": Folk Duo performs Russian songs.

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New York based Russian folk song duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" are professional Russian entertainers who started performing together in Moscow, Russia. Duo specialty is traditional Russian folk songs and dances from various regions of Russia. As student Natasha was performing as a soloist singer/dancer with a few Russian folk music ensembles including BYLINA. Before graduation Misha was a soloist/choirmaster at vocal semi-professional group "Moskovia" (director Valery Nesterov).
New York based Russian folk song duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia"
folk duo, nyc

Both are graduated with Master's Degree as Russian folk chorus conductors from Moscow State University of Culture and Arts ( After finishing a formal education Natasha (Natalia Smirnov) and Misha (Mikhail Smirnov) have worked at Russian folk Theatre "Matanya" and then Moscow State Folk Center "RUSSKAYA PESNYA", director Nadezjda Babkina (
Russian folk song duo MISHA AND NATASHA FROM RUSSIA, picture taken in New York City
folk duo, nyc

In May of 1991 Natalia Demidova and Mikhail Smirnov have made United States of America their home. In 1991-1992 they were part of the show in Russian club/restaurant Fyodoroff in Glem Cove, Long Island, NY. By the end of 1991 they founded Russian folk ensemble "Barynya" with great Russian folk dancer Sasha, former member of Moiseyev Dance Company.
Misha and Natasha from Russia, City Hall, New York City
folk duo, nyc

In the begining of 1992 saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman ( helped to choose name for Natalia and Mikhail who started to perform as a duet more often. Rusian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" was born.
Russian folk song duo MISHA AND NATASHA FROM RUSSIA Poster, picture taken in New York City
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Misha and Natasha were performing with many different group and ensembles including New York based show "Drago" (Nina Moston), "Neva" Russian Dance Ensemble (Vladimir Riazantsev), New York Russian-Gypsy folk show "Moscow" (Irina Zagornova), The Don Cossacks Chorus and Dancers of America (George Margitich), "Brooklyn Balalaikas" (Leonid Bruk).
Misha and Natasha from Russia, Russian Embassy in Washington DC
folk duo

"Beyond The Don River" RUSSIAN FOLKSONGS

Beyond The Don River (Как за Доном за рекой)
A young woman bids farewell to her lover riding off to war. He becalms her not to worry as he will return soon from The Red Army.

Как за Доном за рекой под зелёным дубом
Расставалася казачка с парнем черночубым...

Ой-да, ой-да да ой-да,
Ой-да, ой-да да ой-да
Расставалася казачка с парнем черночубым...

Расставалася казачка в поле у Ростова,
Обнимала на ветру конника лихого...

И сказал казак казачке на коня взлетая,
Ты не плачь, не плачь по мне, Марья дорогая!

Ты не лей, не лей напрасно по казаку слёзы,
Еду в армию служить, защищать колхозы!

Он сказал и поскакал по степной дорожке.
До свиданья, Тихий Дон и станица Вёшки!

Saturday Affair.mp3, 2674KB
The young girl explains to her boyfriend that they should not kiss, but only hug.

A Nut Tree in the Field.mp3, 964KB
Ivan rocks infant Maria in his arms to sleep well. Her calls her dark eyes and dark eyebrows.

The Don Cossacks.mp3, 1324KB
Don Cossack military formation marching song. The Don Cossacks were famous for their freedom-loving character. The Tsar freed them from the bond of serfdom, and in return, the Cossacks guarded the Russian borders from unfriendly neighbors.

Do Not Wind The Threads.mp3, 2156KB
This is a lyrical song of suffering in the form of "chastushka" a series of four line folk verses.

Village, Four Yards.mp3, 785KB
A cunning young women is out all night with her lover. At sunrise her jealous old husband asks the beauty where she was all night. She replies: "I slept on the stove!"

Stenka Razin`s Dream.mp3, 2550KB
A fragment of an ancient ballad about the famous brigand - Russian Robin Hood - who went to war against the Tsar. According to the legend, Stenka had a dream in which a furious wind blew his black hat off his head. Razin`s colonel quickly foretold the ataman`s imminent death.

O, Extreme Cold.mp3, 2038KB
A Russian favorite. In extreme cold weather a man forces his horse to get them home as soon as possible. He sings asking that neither he nor his horse freeze. Because his wife is beautiful and waiting to get him in her arms

Katiusha.mp3, 2412KB
Popular Song from the period of W.W.II.

Blooming Guilder Tree (Kalina).mp3, 3004KB
Young girl fell in love with a man , but her love is not happy. She` afraid to tell him, and more afraid even to thing to explain the sadness of her love.

At the Blacksmith.mp3, 1866KB
Authentic blacksmith's work song accompanied by rhythmic folk instruments.

Quips With Garmoshka.mp3, 2300KB
This is a genre with particular stylistic traits: short and funny quips with garmoshka (Russian button accordion).

Korobushka.mp3, 2338KB
This lyric folk song and dance has been a Russian favorite for 150 years. A countryside peddler has a basket filled with attractive prints and brocades. At first-sight he falls in love with a pleasant girl. He is ready to lay at her feet all his worldly goods for a glance from her dark eyes and a kiss from her ruby-red-lips. Lyrics are by the great poet N. Nekrasov, "Only the dark night knows how they got on together"

Shorty.mp3, 1754KB
The parents wish to marry their daughter to a short fellow with a foul personality. Against the will of her parents, the young maiden picks the one she loves for a husband.

Moscow Nights.mp3, 2730KB
Popular Russian song

Varenka.mp3, 2104KB
This popular Cossack dance and song about a young officer's love for a pretty girl "Varen`ka". The young man can not figure out what to get his beloved for the holiday.

Men`s Quips With Balalaika.mp3, 2190KB
Russian "chastushkas" - series of four line folk verses with accompaniment of balalaika.

Varenichki.mp3, 1516KB
The hungry husband begs his wife to prepare Varenichki. The lazy wife finds every possible excuse to refuse him.

Natalia.mp3, 2164KB
Tongue twister Siberian song. A young man falls in love with so awesome a beauty Natalia. In jest he thinks to kill himself, then he rethinks to kill her. Moral is the knife is broken, the pitchfork is bent and Natalia is still alive.

New York based Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia"
New York based Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia"

Compact disk "Beyond The Don River" Russian folksongs, CD cover by artist Vladimir Nekrasov
Compact disk "Beyond The Don River" Russian folksongs, CD cover by artist Vladimir Nekrasov


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