Denys Berezhnyi

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Poslushay etot sneg (Listen to This Snow) [7,35 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – N. Malinina)
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Album: Our Honour
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Tvoya grud kak dve kapli... (Your Breasts are Like Two Drops) [3,79 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – L. Gubanov)
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Kolybelnaya (Lullaby) [3,06 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – R. Kusimov [Koukurme])
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Nachinaetsya plach gitari (When Guitar Starts to Cry) [1,94 Mb] (“La Guitarra” from “Poema de la siguiriya gitana” / “Guitar” from “Poem about Gipsy Sigiriya”) (D. Berezhnyi – F. García Lorca, translated by M. Tsvetaeva)
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CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Ya zhivu (I Live) [2,65 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – Yu. Arabov) Lyrics was written by Yury Arabov, poet, writer, scriptwriter and enlighter. Everything he does always attracts attention. Just recall his scenarios for films of A. Sokurov or serial film “Doctor Zhivago”. I am glad that his poetry is as sharp and harmonic — I can not only read but also sing principles of contemporary intellectual poet.
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CD: Gathering of Stones
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Beglets (Fugitive) [2,93 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – R. Kusimov)
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Album: Our Honour
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Razlublivaniem tvoim (Falling Out of Love) [2,90 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – N. Malinina)
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Skripka (The Violin) [5,92 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – N. Khatkina)
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Album: Our Honour
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Uzhas (acoustic version) (Horror) [8,27 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi, year of creation — 1999) In 2012 I recorded the song again from the albums Belge (2003) and The Rebellion (2004).
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Vkus (Taste) [3,33 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Mumu [6,04 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – S. Os)
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Album: Our Honour
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Vot tvoya ruka, vot moya ruka (Here's Your Hand, Here's My Hand) [4,58 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – Yu. Katsovich) The dramatic serenade on poem by contemporary Israeli poet Yulia Katsovich.
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Prodolzhenie Pigmaliona (Continuation of Pygmalion) [3,51 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – V. Sosnora)
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CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Vtoraya molitva Magdaline (The Second Prayer to Magdalene) [4,84 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – V. Sosnora) Viktor Sosnora is our contemporary and already classic who lives in Petersburg. In musical interpretation of Alexandr Mirzayan change of one letter led to interesting change of the meaning. Here I give the variant that is, to my mind, the closest to initial poetics of Sosnora.
For deeper study listen to the works of Elena Frolova on the poems of Marina Tsvetaeva of the same topic, besides the above mentioned “Prayer to Mary Magdalene”.
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CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Ya ostavil poslednuyu pulyu sebe... (The Last Bullet) [4,27 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – V. Sosnora) This is a song with beautiful deformations of syntax that do not corrupt, only emphasize human feelings. Don’t you remember: it seems to me Modigliani deformed the lines of people being in love with them.
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CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


V tvoikh ochakh, v tvoikh sneghakh... (In Your Eyes, in Your Snows) [5,03 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – V. Sosnora) What shall chamber romance of XXI century look like? Maybe like this: based on musical and literature tradition and speaking about eternal things in such a fresh and piercing way.
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CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Ya tebya otvoruyu... (I Will Steal You Back) [6,76 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – V. Sosnora) Romantic monologue, where a man defends his pretension (probably for a woman) from the point of view of Hermes, Greek god wearing winged sandals — dodger, thief and huckster. Hermes unlike Apollo or Dionysus was not the most popular god of Pantheon — the more interesting the position is (it quite ambiguous) of a person, who is shining himself, not glimmer in the sunlight. There is an appeal that should be heard.
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CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Ya vas lubil (I Loved You) [2,45 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – V. Sosnora)
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CD: Gathering of Stones
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Ne sprashivay, kto ya... (Don't Ask Me Who I Am) [4,83 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – V. Sosnora)
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Album: Our Honour
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Vremya (Time) [5,62 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – K. Rupasov)
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Album: Our Honour
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Spat (To Sleep) [4,15 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – K. Rupasov)
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Album: Our Honour
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Negrenada (Nongrenada) [2,28 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – K. Rupasov) Once poet Mikhail Svetlov told how he wrote his famous ballad: “I was approaching my home when I started singing “Grenada, Grenada...” Who can sing like this? Definitelly he can not be Spanish. It would be too primitive. Then who would sing? When I opened the door I have already known who would sing like this. Of course he is Ukrainian guy”.
80 years past. Ukrainian guy lived a life and understood much of his Ukraine and other countries. So: “new songs were written by life itself” and not he does not sing “Grenada”, he sings “Nongrenada” — a song on the lyrics of contemporary Moscow poet Konstantin Rupasov.
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CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Vremeni net (No Time) [3,23 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – K. Rupasov)
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Gde moe slovo... (Where’s My Word) [2,12 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – K. Rupasov)
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
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Na poslednem uroke oni prokhodili dozhd (The Last Lesson) [1,78 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – K. Rupasov)
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CD: Gathering of Stones
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Kresti kozyri ili chervi? (The Crosses or the Worms?) [6,73 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – K. Rupasov)
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Album: Our Honour
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Esli ya uidu... (If I Go Away) [1,99 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – K. Rupasov)
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Lolite (For Lolita) [2,57 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – N. Malinina)
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Pamyati bez pamyati lubivshih (The Remembrance of Those Who Had Love) [2,41 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – N. Malinina)

CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Staffazh (Staffage) [4,43 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – N. Malinina)
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Album: Our Honour
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Lyotkoe (That Can Fly) [4,50 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – N. Malinina)
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Album: Prewar
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Imya (Name) [1,73 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – N. Malinina)

CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Pirosmani. Ty samoe bolshoe chudo Bozhie (Pirosmani. You are God's Greatest Miracle) [10,6 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – M. Sheykhova)
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Album: Our Honour
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Bez tebya (Without You) [2,51 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – I. Khramovnik)

CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Kto vy v sudbe moey? (Who are You in My Fate?) [3,83 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – M. Kosashvili) Modern romance

CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Ya lublu, da... (I Love You, Yes) [3,44 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – A. Makarov)
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Album: Our Honour
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Posle tebya (After You) [2,77 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – A. Makarov)
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Son (Dream) [4,70 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – R. Kusimov [Koukurme])
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Album: Prewar
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Molitva (Prayer) [2,15 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – R. Kusimov) These songs and the next two songs on poems by contemporary Saint Petersburg poets Rahman Kusimov and Anton Prozorov, who were born in the 80s.
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Chudo dlya nikogo (Miracle for No One) [4,60 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – A. Prozorov)
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Album: Our Honour
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Govorit ottuda... (He Says From There) [4,75 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – A. Prozorov)
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Album: Our Honour
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Polkovnik (Colonel) [5,16 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – M. Stepanova)
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Dvornik (Janitor) [8,06 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – M. Stepanova)
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Edet poezd po tseloy Rossii (Train Rides Across Russia) [5,11 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – M. Stepanova)
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Pesenka (Little Song) [4,49 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – S. Shestakov)
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Malchiki (Boys) [4,25 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – S. Shestakov)
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Govori (Speak to Me) [2,15 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – S. Shestakov)
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Angelu (To Angel) [3,98 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – S. Shestakov)
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Tam gde lubili my (Where We Loved) [4,28 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – S. Shestakov)
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Album: Prewar
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Chetyre strannye ptitsy (Four Strange Birds) [5,56 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – M. Romm)
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Album: Prewar
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V malenkom gorodke... (In a Small Town) [1,23 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – O. Zondberg)
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CD: Gathering of Stones
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Mne chetyre goda. Noshu palto... (I Am Four Years Old. I Wear a Coat...) [1,72 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – O. Zondberg)
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Urok (The Lesson) [1,56 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – V. Strochkov)
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Dancing [3,32 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – H. Tarasova)
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CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Romans generala Palevskogo II (A General Palevsky’s Romance / the second variant of the lyrics) [3,97 Mb] (A. Zhurbin – O. Bolgova)
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CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record

Romans generala Palevskogo I (A General Palevsky’s Romance / the first variant of the lyrics) [3,72 Mb] (A. Zhurbin – O. Bolgova)

CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Krasotka (The Beauty) [2,16 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – O. Bolgova)
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CD: Gathering of Stones
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Pierrot [1,44 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – D. Legeza)
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CD: Gathering of Stones
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Schastlivochno (Happily) [2,00 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – O. Shatybelko)
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CD: Gathering of Stones
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Uchitelskaya pesnya (Teacher’s Song) [10,9 Mb] This is a ballade about a soldier of 90-ies. This is a talk between a teacher and a woman who left him in hard times and now came back.
Remember the deeds of those who have changed that time of trouble, have not sold their soul, and continued to work fanatically even when they faced misunderstanding of relatives and friends. Devoted to teachers of 90-ies. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)
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CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


KHOROSHO! (GOOD!) [10,9 Mb] Many of human sorrows come from the lack of knowledge of what is good and what is not. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Razorvali menya popolam... (They Have Torn Me in Two) [6,11 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – L. Gubanov) This is one of the last poems of Leonid Gubanov, 1982. There was an opinion that he has not written much good, but time shows that he did — more and more musicians turn to his poetry. I also recommend to listen to the songs of Alexandr Derevyagin for the words of Leonid Gubanov.
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CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Eta zhenschina (This Woman) [7,93 Mb] This is a song on the poem of Leonid Gubanov, poet of 60-ies who died in his 37 and has predicted his death in the poem “Pauline”. The poem “This Woman” written by him when he was 18 is really marvelous! Listen and you will understand why. (music by D. Berezhnyi)
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CD: Belge
Studio "FAT Records"


V odinochnoy kamere moego serdtsa... [Muze] (In a Solitary Chamber of My Heart [For Muse]) [4,10 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – L. Gubanov)
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Album: Our Honour
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Devchonka-odnoklassnitsa (acoustic version) (Classmate Girl) [3,34 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – S. Rudnev)
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Devchonka-odnoklassnitsa (Classmate Girl) [3,78 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – S. Rudnev)

S. Rudnev’s Studio


Noch bessonna i dlinna... (Sleepless And Long Night [Three Candles]) [6,55 Mb] (S. Rudnev, D. Berezhnyi – S. Rudnev) Song of my pupil Sergei Rudnev.
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Album: Our Honour
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Tri svechi (Three Candles) [5,65 Mb] (S. Rudnev, D. Berezhnyi – S. Rudnev)
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S. Rudnev’s Studio


Uzhas (Horror) [8,87 Mb] Success of this song is ensured by the contrast of marvelous melody and absolutely realistic words. Opinions: “This can not be invented, it was for real”.
Many think that the topic is “love and poverty”. But to my mind the main hero can not be called “poor”. Poor is that woman who came to him from other world wearing gold. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Rebellion
Studio "Gorki 29"


Cinderella [9,90 Mb] The song that determined my career as a singer. It turned to be as fateful and willful as its heroine. It is a paradox, but in this case dirty words ennoble serious music. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi, year of creation — 1996)

CD: Rebellion
Studio "Gorki 29"


Romance de Nadir [6,45 Mb] (G. Bizet, “Les pêcheurs de perles”) Romance of Nadir from the opera of G. Bizet “Seekers for Pearls” (in French).
Performance of romances from operas with guitar accompaniment is discussed on the page of the Diary of Grumbler.

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Romance of Demon from the opera “The Demon” (“I am the one whom you have listened...”) [5,89 Mb] (A. Rubinstein)
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CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Romanze des Wolfram [3,74 Mb] (R. Wagner, “Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg”) Romance of Wolfram from the opera of R. Wagner “Tannhäuser” (in German).

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Sérénade de Smithe [5,69 Mb] (G. Bizet, “La jolie fille de Perth”) Serenade of Smith from the opera of G. Bizet “La Belle de Pert” (in French).

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Son come navicella... [8,29 Mb] (G. F. Handel) Aria from cantata “Lungi dal mio bel Nume” (in Italian).
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Album: Ploughman's Pathos
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Maidan (The Last Request of Old Lirnyk) [10,0 Mb] Widely known “Maidan” on the words of Vitaly Korotich. This song of Sergey Nikitin was known in Russian translation of U. Morits. In this case it is sung in the original Ukrainian language. The poem “The Last Request of Old Lirnyk” written in 1971 has nothing to do with revolutions.
Short comment: The lirnyk was an itinerant Ukrainian musician who performed religious, historical and epic songs to the accompaniment of a lira, the Ukrainian version of the hurdy-gurdy.
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CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Pozyvnoy “Donetsk” (Callsign “Donetsk”) [3,70 Mb] In Russian. Record 2014.

Pozyvnyi “Donetsk” (Callsign “Donetsk”) [4,12 Mb] In Ukrainian. Record 2016. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi, 2014.10.21)
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Album: Callsign “Donetsk”
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Bietsia sertse yak ptasha nime (Heart is Beating Like a Mute Baby Bird) [8,15 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – V. Stus)
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Album: Callsign “Donetsk”
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Ostannii patron (Last Cartridge) [5,49 Mb] (D. Berezhnyi – H. Kruk)
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Album: Callsign “Donetsk”
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El Cantor (The Singer) [2,87 Mb] (K. Svoboda – D. Reed, liberal translation by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Radost est! (There is Joy!) [5,38 Mb] (“Y’a d’la joie” Ch. Trenet, M. Emer – Ch. Trenet, translation by I. Olekhova) Some joyful songs are very impressive. Especially if they are written before a war. I can not help crying when I listed to the song «à-à, êðîêîäèëû, áåãåìîòû...» from the film “About the Red Hat”, issued right before the Afghan war. The joyful song of Charles Trenet has the same property, because it is written in 1938 when everyone was living.
It interesting that people love this song so much that there is even a song about the song “Y’a d’la joie” and about Charles Trenet “L’enfant aux cheveux gris”. It is written by Canadian representative of modern French chanson Lynda Lemay.
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CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Pianitsa (The Drunkard) [9,21 Mb] (“L’ivrogne” Fr. Rauber, G. Jouannest – J. Brel, translation by I. Olekhova) After recording of several variants of “L’ivrogne” I have decided to stop on this, more descent. I like it the most. Any image that is more descent is more preferable for me. We will vary the degree of inebriation (the hero of Brel gives many opportunities for this) another time.
About this song, translation and performance also read in the interview with Denys Berezhnyi for The Brelitude: “Jacques Brel covers”.
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CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”

Pianitsa [8,69 Mb] The audio-record from the concert “Jacques Brel. Un Don Quichotte chantant” (Moscow, Theatre Center “Na Strastnom”, October 2007) Denys Berezhnyi (singing, guitar), Sergey Osokin (accordion), Aleksandr Baydakov (contrabass)


V amsterdamskom portu (In Amsterdam Port) [7,53 Mb] (“Amsterdam” music and lyrics by J. Brel, translation by Ya. Startsev, edited by A. Avanesov) In fact port of Amsterdam is far from being such a foul place at it is stated in Brel’s song. It is just an image of the world. For someone this is an image of other world, for other — of our. You may belong to the first or to the second, but condemning it do not forget also to feel sorry for it.
Short comment on the adjective “batave”: Batave republic existed for about 11 years after the Great French revolution and then got the name used today — Holland (Netherlands). Here “batave” is “Holland”.
About this song, translation and performance also read in the interview with Denys Berezhnyi for The Brelitude: “Jacques Brel covers”.
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CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”

V amsterdamskom portu [6,84 Mb] The audio-record from the concert “Jacques Brel. Un Don Quichotte chantant” (Moscow, Theatre Center “Na Strastnom”, October 2007) Denys Berezhnyi (singing, guitar), Sergey Osokin (accordion), Aleksandr Baydakov (contrabass)


Uvezite menya (Take Me Along) [8,47 Mb] (“Emmenez-moi” music and lyrics by Ch. Aznavour, translation by I. Olekhova) This song takes from reality to dreams. The energy of sea can be felt here, that is what I love about it the most. We shall thank the poet-translator and performer Irina Olekhova for great translations of French songs.
Song with visual imagery at Music Galleries

CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Une vie d’amour [8,82 Mb] (G. Garvarentz – Ch. Aznavour, from the film “Tehran-43”, in French) This song is very beautiful. Because it is about love. But it is also a right song because it is about immortal love. There is no other love in fact.
The video of “Une vie d’amour” from the festival «Brassens + Áðàññåíñ» (Moscow, Theatre Center “Na Strastnom”, October 2006), can be found in Video

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


Vse kanet (Everything Will Fade) [7,99 Mb] (“Ça passe” G. Garvarentz – Ch. Aznavour, translation by I. Olekhova) This is a song with absolutely wrong ideology, kind of mockery about “Une vie d’amour” (same authors) that declines the ethical ideal that was reached. There are two explanations: 1) this is a joke, an irony of great musicians; 2) the word “love” is used in the meaning “amorousness” or “passion” by exalt man, so he may be excused.

CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Ya tebya uderzhu (I’ll Hold You) [2,95 Mb] (“J’te lâche plus” music and lyrics by S. Adamo, translation by I. Olekhova)

CD: Adamo in Russian
The Dictaphone record


Tsvet vetra (Color of the Wind) [3,88 Mb] (“La couleur du vent” music and lyrics by S. Adamo, translation by I. Olekhova)
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CD: Adamo in Russian
The Dictaphone record


Vladimir (à Vladimir Vyssotsky) [3,67 Mb] (music and lyrics by S. Adamo, translation by I. Olekhova)

CD: Adamo in Russian
The Dictaphone record


Smert toreadora (Death of the Toreador) [3,52 Mb] (“Le Toréador” music and lyrics by Ch. Aznavour, translation by R. Bobrov)

CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Bol ot zhizni (The Pain of Life) [4,79 Mb] (“Le mal de vivre” music and lyrics by Barbara, translation by I. Olekhova)

CD: Gathering of Stones
The Dictaphone record


Menedzhery (The Managers) [2,72 Mb] (“Les Bourgeois” J. Brel, J. Corti – J. Brel, translation by Ya. Startsev)

CD: Intellectual’s Comfort
The Dictaphone record


Stariy Leon (Old Leon) [9,51 Mb] (“Le vieux Léon” music and lyrics by G. Brassens, translation by A. Avanesov) Who got that damned idea to hide the shame of criminal style by the noble word “chanson”… “Old Leon” — this is a real chanson. This is a song of French chansonier Georges Brassens with typical attributes of the genre: noisy block, valtz and accordion, wise and kind smile with love to a man. But you may see that this musical narration is not of ordinary format comparing to what is called “chanson” here. It is interesting if those who like labels will be in format when they follow the hero of the song or their format will better match another place?

CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Khorovod brannykh slov (The Round of Curses) [5,74 Mb] (“La ronde des jurons” music and lyrics by G. Brassens, translation by A. Avanesov) Unique song — within a short period of time about 30 French curses are used. “That’s how a translator shall excel to translate non-translatable song” — says Alexandr Avanesov, translator of this and many other songs of Georges Brassens.

CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Ne brosay menya (Do Not Leave Me) [8,86 Mb] (“Ne me quitte pas” music and lyrics by J. Brel, liberal translation by D. Berezhnyi) Russian translation of the song about which Edith Piaf said: “man shall not sing like this”. Men in the street express this in more simple words: “the song where the man abases before a woman”. The song as famous and vexed deserves a special discussion. About this song, translation and performance also read in the interview with Denys Berezhnyi for The Brelitude: “Jacques Brel covers”.
Video record of song in Video

CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Ya bolen (I Am Sick) [9,63 Mb] (“Je suis malade” A. Dona – S. Lama, translation by D. Berezhnyi) This is a song as popular as previous and consonant to it (frequently referred to as “the best song of all times”).

CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


La quête [5,51 Mb] (D. Wasserman, M. Leigh, J. Darion, J. Brel) The song of Don Quixote from the musical “L’Homme de La Mancha”. At the beginning was Cervantes and his Don Quixote of La Mancha (1605). In 1959 an American play for television by Dale Wasserman appeared that became a musical “Man of La Mancha” owing to the music of Mitch Leigh and libretto of Joe Darion, then it was translated in many languages. French Don Quixote is Jacques Brel.
I have performed a variant of leitmotif song of this musical “The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” with words of Brel. My Quixote is unexpectedly guitar as usual. But why unexpectedly? He is Spanish.
Song with visual imagery at Music Galleries

CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Moy put (My Way) [5,93 Mb] (“My way” P. Anka, J. Revaux, G. Thibault, C. François, translation and Russian words by H. Tarasova, edited by D. Berezhnyi) Translated by Helga Tarasova especially for Denys Berezhnyi with respect to the individuality and biography of the performer.

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Ave Maria [4,99 Mb] Ave Maria from the point of view of Joseph, husband, and in fact from the point of view of all who loves. But will women understand us?.. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi, year of creation — 1995)
Video record of song in Video

CD: Belge
Studio "FAT Records"


Sandaliki (Sandals) (Ghop-stop Masha!) [5,19 Mb] Gay and nice song in criminal style. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Belge
Studio "FAT Records"


Pamyat (The Memory) [6,19 Mb] Attention, there is Wisdom! If you are afraid to become wise better go away. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Rebellion
Studio "Gorki 29"


Yunost-chertochka-Starost (Youth-dash-Old Age) [9,13 Mb] This is a song with interesting life. At the end of 90-ies this melody with other words was offered to famous singers: A. Pughachova, S. Rotaru, N. Koroleva. They have refused. I think that complexity of performance shall not be a ground to refuse from beautiful song. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Pianiy zayats (Drunk Hare) [6,63 Mb] (music and lyrics by A. Bystritsky, edited version by V. Chukalovsky, D. Berezhnyi)
Video record of song in Video

Album: Forward-backward
Audio from video file


Osen (The Autumn) [4,67 Mb] (V. Kozin – E. Beloghorskaya, V. Kozin)

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Ding-Ding-Ding [5,02 Mb] (music and lyrics by E. Yuriev) Performance that is worthy of notice.
Video record of song in Video

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


Dorogoy dlinnoyu (By a Long Way) [7,80 Mb] (B. Phomin – K. Podrevsky)

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Ochi chernie (The Black Eyes) [5,52 Mb] (F. Hermann, S. Gherdel – E. Ghrebyonka)

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Na zare ti ee ne budi (Do Not Wake Her Up at the Dawn) [5,04 Mb] (A. Varlamov – A. Fet) When a singer sings the romance “Do Not Wake Her Up at the Dawn” he either sings about the life of Mary Lazich or he is not a singer.
The anticipation of a tragedy is the most essential in this song.
Video record of song in Video

CD: I am a sun-man and everyone wants to be warmed by my rays
Studio “Laos”


Pobud so mnoy (Stay With Me) [6,98 Mb] One of the most famous romance of N. Zubov on the words of M. Poyghin.

CD: Rebellion
Studio "Gorki 29"


Zamurdine [6,64 Mb] (S. Bughachevsky – I. Khrustalev) Loky-dilya (slow Gypsy song).

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


Solnyshko (Sun) [11,7 Mb] This Romani/Gypsy song, also known as “Vanyonok” went to many editions and arrangements — from sophisticated performance of “Roman” trio to non-musical sound track of soap opera. The record posted here continues the musical traditions of performance.

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Bida [7,18 Mb] Gypsy national song – Calimashky-dilya (fast, dance song).

CD: Rebellion
Studio "Gorki 29"


The Song of Hungarian Gypsy [5,15 Mb] Gypsy national song.

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Con el [7,04 Mb] Beautiful Spanish song. He bids farewell to Her (giving Her to someone else) and puts his soul in order.

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


El picaflor [10,2 Mb] Peruvian national song. (Russian words by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


Polyn (Absinth) [5,36 Mb] (music and lyrics by E. Bachurin)

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Ty vresh (You're Lying) [3,65 Mb] (author unknown)
Video record of song in Video

Audio from video file


Dash-na-dash (Give Me And I Will Give You) [7,27 Mb] Give Me And I Will Give You is a game when one give to another and the latter gives something back, when “you are mine, but not completely, I am yours, but not sincerely, just a make-belief”. Voila. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


Drachuny (Scrappers) [5,57 Mb] It is interesting, if you will find here allusions to Nietzsche, Freud and the legend that there is an angel on our right shoulder and an imp on our left? For those who will not find them — the allusions are still there. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


Bunt (Rebellion) [6,86 Mb] Hatred to the Motherland. Anti-patriotism, like that of Mozart. Everything would be simple if not the FORM: rebellion with beautiful music and performance. Maybe there is something to hate for? (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi, year of creation — 1998)
Song with visual imagery at Music Galleries

CD: Rebellion
Studio "Gorki 29"


Shlyakh kokhannya (Way of Love) [8,41 Mb] (“Une vie d’amour” G. Garvarentz – Ch. Aznavour, liberal Ukrainian translation of H. Tarasova, edited by D. Berezhnyi) Translated by Helga Tarasova especially for Denys Berezhnyi with respect to the individuality of the performer.

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Pardonne-moi ce caprice d'enfant [6,78 Mb] (P. Carli; M. Mathieu)

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Salut [6,17 Mb] From the repertoire of Joe Dassin. (S. Cutugno, P. Losito – P. Delanoë, C. Lemesle, V. Pallavicini)

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


Slovno puschennaya strela (Like a Shot Arrow) [6,97 Mb] This is a song of famous journalist Sergei Korotych, who died in spring of 2006.

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Babochka-transformer (Butterfly-transformer) [3,66 Mb] Paraphrase of Ph. Nietzsche. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)
Song with visual imagery at Music Galleries

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


Lebed (Swan) [7,91 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)
Song with visual imagery at Music Galleries

CD: A Book
Studio DRSTRC


My budem zhit vechno (We Will Live Forever) [3,13 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi) In 2011 I recorded the song again from the tape album Plays at a Fork in the Road (1993).
Video record of song in Video

Album: Forward-backward
Audio from video file


Snova na golubom (Again on Blue) [5,77 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi) In 2012 I recorded this comic song again from the tape album Plays at a Fork in the Road. It was created at the turn of 80's and 90's.
Video record of song in Video

Album: Forward-backward
Audio from video file


Na nebe tvoego rta (On the Sky of Your Mouth) [5,18 Mb] I think, nobody has sing THIS WAY about THIS neither before the early 90's, nor after. (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


More lubvi (Sea of Love) [5,26 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi) In 2012 I recorded the song again from the tape album Plays at a Fork in the Road (1993).
Video record of song in Video

Album: Forward-backward
Audio from video file


Otdyhaya ot revolutsiy (I Rest from Revolutions) [6,15 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi) In 2012 I recorded the song again from the tape album Plays at a Fork in the Road (1993).

Album: Forward-backward
Audio from video file


Vesna (Spring) [5,28 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi) In 2012 I recorded the song again from the tape album Plays at a Fork in the Road (1993).
Video record of song in Video

Album: Forward-backward
Audio from video file


Pesenka sumasshedshego papashi (Mad Daddy's Song) [7,33 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi) In 2012 I recorded the song again from the tape album Plays at a Fork in the Road (1993).
Video record of song in Video

Album: Forward-backward
Audio from video file


Po steklam (On Pieces of Glass) [6,45 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Shame
Studio "Gorki 29"


Cinderella (acoustic version) [9,02 Mb] (music and lyrics by D. Berezhnyi)

CD: Belge
Studio "FAT Records"


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