Russian Romance

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Leader: maslyakov
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Created on: 30 Oct 2008
группа любителей русского романса

Russian Romance
The group of lovers of Russian romance

The term romance (Spanish: romance/romanza, Italian: romanza, German: Romanze, French: romance, Russian: романс, Portuguese: romance) has a centuries-long history. Applied to narrative ballads in Spain, it came to be used by the 18th century for simple lyrical pieces not only for voice, but also for instruments alone. During the 18th and 19th centuries Russian composers developed the French variety of the romance as a sentimental category of Russian art song. "Ochi Chyornie" (Black Eyes) is a well-known example.

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  • Nocturna8

    Да здравствует русский романс!

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
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