Краснознаменный ансамбль Красноармейской песни и пляски Союза ССР. Песни / сост. и ред. А.Г. Новиков. The Red Banner Ensemble of the Red Army: Songs and Dances of the USSR. Songs / Comp. and ed. A.G. Novikov. Moscow .: Muzgiz, 1938. 260 pages, 2 plates. In publisher's calico binding. In good condition, scuffs, tears on the spine, wear to corners, soiling of covers. Text block is very good. Stamped on the first page: "The Bookshop. U.S.S.R. Pavilion. World's Fair New York". "Sept. 1939" written in pencil on the inside of the back cover. Uncommon title.
A collection of songs performed by the Red Banner Ensemble of the Red Army Song and Dance of the Union of the USSR - the premier choral group of the Soviet Union, with two full-page illustrations of a group photo of the choir and a portrait of its leader Alexander Vasilievich Alexandrov . The collection includes 98 songs, including “Song of Stalin”, “Song of Voroshilov”, “Horse Budenny”, “Life has become better”, “The Gray Dove”. The texts are laid to the music of Aleksandrov plus A. Novikov, M. Stavitsky, A. Rubinstein, F. Schubert, M. Mussorgsky and so on.