Freitag, 24. März 2023

Vladimir Vissotzki - Lieder vom Krieg (Pläne, 1995)

Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (Russian: Влади́мир Семёнович Высо́цкий, 25 January 1938 – 25 July 1980) was a Soviet singer, poet, and actor, or "bard" (often considered the greatest of the Soviet bards).

He started out acting in Hamlet and Life of Galileo, but soon fell out of official favor due to the material in his songs. While the Soviet government encouraged positivism in music, Vysotsky preferred to sing about the harsh realities of life, always strumming his seven-string guitar.

He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street-jargon. He was also a prominent stage- and screen-actor. Though the official Soviet cultural establishment largely ignored his work, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia's popular musicians and actors years after his death.

He died in 1980 of heart failure brought on by drug abuse, and over a million people lined the streets of Moscow at his funeral.
No official announcement of the actor's death was made, only a brief obituary appeared in the Moscow newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva, and a note informing of Vysotsky's death and cancellation of the Hamlet performance was put out at the entrance to the Taganka Theatre (the story goes that not a single ticket holder took advantage of the refund offer). Despite this, by the end of the day, millions had learned of Vysotsky's death. On 28 July, he lay in state at the Taganka Theatre. After a mourning ceremony involving an unauthorized mass gathering of unprecedented scale, Vysotsky was buried at the Vagankovskoye Cemetery in Moscow. The attendance at the Olympic events dropped noticeably on that day, as scores of spectators left to attend the funeral. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of his coffin.


1. "JAK" - Jagdflugzeug
2. Spähtrupp im Kampf
3. Sie sind acht, wir sind zwei
4. Testpilot
5. Wir flogen auf - wie Enten
6. Sterne
7. Brände
8. So geschah es - die Männer gingen fort
9. Lied vom Ende des Krieges
10. Lied vom gefallenen Freund
11. Über meinen Spiess
12. Der Brief
13. Längst sind die Geschütze verstummt
14. Und im Krieg ist es wie im Krieg
15. Massengräber
16. Der Gipfel
17. Vladimir Vissotzki über seine Lieder

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2 Kommentare:

antony j hat gesagt…

Great! Thanks for this, A

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

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