Commemorating the 135th anniversary of Nadezhda Plevitskaya birth - the performer of the Russian folk songs
Nadezhda Plevitskaya was a talented non-academic singer, who possessed the amazing mezzo-soprano.
She did not study in musical institutions, however the natural dowry made her an outstanding singer. Fyodor Chalyapin called her "Russian lark", and Nicholas II - "Kursk nightingale". Not knowing solfeggio, she composed several songs that were notated by her accompaniers.
She was the first non-academic singer who sang Russian folk songs at the Moscow Conservatory scene with great success.
Nadezhda Plevitskaya was one of those amazing performers whose voices are stored on gramophone records in private collections, archives and museums. Some of those singers and performenrs remain unfamiliar to many music experts up to the present day. The actress recorded more than 120 songs for various gramophone companies.
The Museum Collection fund is rich in unique records that allow exploring the lost stratum of musical culture, reconstructing the bygone era and rescuing from oblivion the forgotten performers’ names.
The selection prepared for the jubilee of the outstanding Russian singer Nadezhda Plevitskaya includes six songs that she is performing. Among them are “Moscow fire”, “Merchant-slasher”, “The bell is ringing monotonously”, “Forged by golden ring”, “Love me, beautiful girl”, “Get up and walk with me, my dear”.
The masterpieces that have become the artist's signature songs demonstrate the whole breadth of the Russian soul and convey the flavor of the Russian folk song.