Today we want to remind you of the sad Ukrainian song “Znaesh” Alexander performed in the TV-show Zirka Zirka, and the beautiful “Ya Sprosil u Yasenya” emotionally performed at the memorial concert for the Russian composer Michael Tariverdiev. Continue reading 22. December — Letter Z & Y — Znaesh and Ya Sprosil u Yasenya
“When I was 4 years old, I and my parents moved from Belarus to Norway. Back then my parents brought some tapes of Russian movies with them. Among them, there was the comedy “The Irony of Fate”. I heard the song «Я спросил у ясеня» (“I Asked the Ash”) in that movie for the first time, said Alexander Rybak. – I’m familiar with the situation that this song tells about. Once, I myself had experienced the same emotions. The girl who I loved, and devoted my song “Fairytale” to, left me for my best friend. It was hard for me to pass through this break up. Now I try not to fall in love, and to put all my feelings into music”. Precisely this song was performed by Alexander in the Ukrainian musical TV-show “Meeting Place” on Saturday. The theme of this episode was cheating. And, in addition, Alexander played a piece of “Bergrosa” as the introduction to the song of another artist.
Recording by Sveta P. English translation by Olina&Sonya.
Revision by Katie A. Subs by Sonya L.
So over the weekend we asked the fans “Do you have any favourite TV-performances from our Fiddler?” And we got many replies, 25 different performances of other songs than Fairytale were suggested. We present a little selection here and will come back with another posting with the performances of Fairytale.
Here are the videos in chronological order with info about each occasion and comments from the fans:
May 23rd, 2009 – appearance at the show of Paul de Leeuw “Mooi! Weer De Leeuw” (Great! De Leeuw again), Almere (Netherlands)
Alexander performed the song “Ya sprosil u yasenya” (I asked The Ash Tree) at the memorial concert for the famous Soviet-Russian composer, Michael Tariverdiev.
Place: Great Kremlin Palace, Moscow (Russia)
Date: December 9th, 2010
Thanks Snezhanna Poluboyarinova for the recording!