Art and Faith

Friday, 14 November 2008

Silent Night as Sung by Muslim Magomayev (Honoured Artist of Russia) and His Wife Tatiana Sinyavskaya

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It’s time to start thinking of the Nativity season and it’s time to prepare for American Thanksgiving (our Canadian friends already had theirs in October), which means that it’s time to think of getting ready for Christmas on 7 January. So, I was looking for two musical pieces to tack on the front page for the duration of the holiday period. I chose this piece, sung in English by THE BOSS HIMSELF, the late great Muslim Magomayev (Honoured Artist of Russia) (Westerners didn’t call him the “Russian Sinatra” for nothing) and his wife, Tatiana Sinyavskaya. Reflect on the fact that they are not singing in their native languages and that this video was made in late Soviet times. Before 1991, the first shoots of the present revival in Russia were showing, and this video’s proof of that.

A lovely and blessed Nativity season to all of you.

BMD

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