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Songs of the Civil War: this is not forgotten …

Many people know the expression: “When the guns say, the muses are silent.” His rightness is relative. So, in the Leningrad blockade, the muses were not silent. On the contrary, the verses of Olga Berggolz and Nikolai Tikhonov helped people survive, and gave faith in victory. Nevertheless, quite often those verses and songs that are born directly in the thick of events are doomed to failure – there are too much hasty and emotional in them. And, on the contrary, when an event becomes history, it gradually recedes into the past, there is a probability of the birth of genuine poetic and musical masterpieces. This happened with songs about the civil war – some of them were born later than the events described. In 1924, the Estonian poet Nikolai Kool published in one of the newspapers the poem Death of the Komsomolets – a plain story about the death of a young Red Army soldier during reconnaissance and his farewell to a faithful horse. In the processing of the composer Alexander Vasilievich Aleksandrov, the song “There, Away, Beyond the River …” turned out to be KOOL, YOU ARE NOT RIGHT! .. In 2000, a sensation erupted. On the pages of the Parliamentary Newspaper, journalist Vitaly Aprelkov claimed that Kool only remade the 1905 Cossack song “Beyond the Liaohe River”, dedicated to one of the battles of the Russo-Japanese War, known as the “raid on Yingkou”. And, they say, she has nothing to do with songs about the civil war. However, it is possible that this statement was purely opportunistic in nature and aimed at popularizing and reviving the Cossack movement in the country. So the song “Beyond the Liaohe River” can be just a skillful fake. There, far, across the river … ********************************************* ******************************* Mikhail Svetlov is the author of the poem Grenada, which has become a popular song, especially thanks to bard Viktor Berkovsky. The simple, in general, the story of a Ukrainian lad who gave his life for a foreign country still touches. VERSES WERE EARLIER It is funny that poetry retroactively came to be associated with the Spanish Civil War, whereas it began ten years later. And Svetlov did not write about the state of Grenada, but about the Spanish province of Granada. Granada *************************************************** ************************ Songs of the Civil War have incorporated the echoes of a few parts. Such is the poem of Demyan Poor (Efim Alekseevich Pridvorov) “Seeing Off”, written in the turning point for the country in 1918. As a song, it is better known on the first line – “How my mother escorted me.” EVEN NEGORS APPLAUSE! .. One interesting fact. When the famous bard Oleg Mityaev with the then accompanist Konstantin Tarasov gave a tour in South Africa and showed several true Russian songs to the local public, among them was the song “Seeing Off”. The experiment was, of course, risky – what blacks songs about the civil war in Russia? It was not customary for the residents of South Africa to applaud during the performance, but they made an exception for this song, which is perfectly audible in the phonogram. Apparently, they were so imbued with history, which, in general, was alien and incomprehensible to them, as the family escorted the young Red Army to the front. However, apparently, the matter is not so much in the content as in the rhythm and emotions caused by him. How my mother escorted me … ********************************************* ****************************** “Love, brothers, love” – ​​a song traditionally considered Cossack. In the flames of revolution and fratricidal conflict, the Cossacks sought a special, “third” path. APPLICATION OF TIME It so happened that one historical event in this song layered on another. The reason for the creation of the song was the battle of Colonel Matvey Platov with significantly superior forces of the Turks in 1774. Blood spilled on the Callah River (translated into Russian – Great Mud). After waiting for help, the Cossacks threw back the enemy. It is interesting that the lines of the final verse, where it is said that “the little Zhinka gobble, let him marry another,” exactly correspond to historical truth. A friend of Platov, Pavel Kirsanov, died in battle. His widow subsequently married precisely Platov, the “other.” But in the more well-known version of the song, Terek became the scene of action, and the cavalry of Budyonny and the white general Pavlov clashed head-on on it. It happened in 1920. True, the real battle was on another river – Manych. And, indeed, there were about forty thousand fighting on either side of it. Civil war songs are often accurate in detail. Love, brothers, love … ******************************************** ****************************** One of the “iconic” songs about the civil war in Russia was the song “In the valleys” and on the hills. ” It tells about one of the final battles of the civil war in the Far East in 1922. In Vladivostok, the Pacific Ocean radio station broadcasted for many years, whose call signs were the melody of this song. And still, in the central post office of Vladivostok, the watch evokes this melody at the beginning of each new period of time.

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