Troika (1911)

Anastasiia Vial’tseva. Music: P. Bulakhov. Lyrics: Anastasia Vialtseva, from original poem by Petr Viazemskii
Description: Troikas, the famous three-horse sleighs whose bells jingled through the Russian countryside, represented the freedom and expanse of outdoor Russia. In many songs of the gypsy repertory, the troika was seen rushing down the road to a waiting lover, so that the very mention of the vehicle set the imagination running. The song is performed here by Anastasia Vyaltseva, whose own love affairs were legendary.

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