Friday happy dance

In honor of the birthday of Ukrainian-born composer Reinhold Glière (1875-1956), here is a performance of the Russian Sailors’ Dance from his Red Poppy Ballet.

6 Responses to Friday happy dance

  1. Laura B Mielcarek says:


    Loved the quick shot of Putin in the audience enjoying the show!

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  2. tidalscribe says:

    Love this but don’t try it at home! I had never heard of the composer.

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    • He was an interesting character — the son of a German father and Polish mother, born in Kiev, educated in Moscow, a citizen first of the Russian empire and later the Soviet Union. “The Russian Sailors’ Dance” was originally titled ” “Dance of the Sailors from the Soviet Ship,” but since the USSR became defunct everyone just calls it “The Russian Sailors’ Dance.” 🙂


  3. colonialist says:

    New composer and new music to me — thanks! The squash-box dance is amazing.

    Liked by 4 people

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