Musical selection "Maestros of romantic song". Part II. Alexander Vertinsky

In the second part of the musical selection "Maestros of romantic song" – musical pieces performed by Alexander Vertinsky -- an outstanding artist, one of the most popular chansonnier of the first half of the 20th century. The singer travel halfway round the world, lived in France for a long time, performed in front of European monarchs and Hollywood movie stars. Vertinsky was familiar with the artists Kazimir Malevich and Marc Chagall, was close friends with the ballerinas Tamara Karsavina and Anna Pavlova and with the opera singer Fyodor Chaliapin. In the 1940s, the performer returned to the USSR, where he gave about 3,000 concerts.

Interesting fact:
In 1931-1932, the German firms “Parlophone” and “Odeon” recorded 48 songs by Alexander Vertinsky for the first time on gramophone records, the English firm “Columbia” - 22 songs, and the Polish “Syrena Electro” – 30 ones. The only recording in the USSR was made in January 1944 in Moscow, at the State Recording House. The series consisted of 15 tracks.