Friday, February 21, 2014

Fun Friday - Russia Contributes More than Players to Hockey!

I was listening to our national radio, CBC and they were talking about how during the 1972 Russia vs Canada game the arena organist was looking for some Russian music to play.  He came across the folk song Kalinka. It is now a staple at many sports games.  If you watch hockey at all you will recognize this piece and its varying tempos from a slow march to a run.  With the audience clapping enthusiastically, the conductor has a job to keep the orchestra on tempo(s).

The soloist has amazing breath control.  Some of his notes seem to go on for ever.

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