I recently heard Stephen Hough playing his own arrangement of composer Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi’s song Moscow Nights on the radio. He had used it as an encore piece in this year’s BBC Proms.
Here is a version of it – just listen to those gorgeous chords and sweeping lines:
Of course, he is not the only one to perform this iconic song.
Here is the Red Army Choir – this clip has the advantage of subtitles:
And here is the Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College. Beautiful harmonies:
I love this next version because of the audience – they are clearly loving and singing along with the soloists:
Finally, here’s a famous toe-tapping rendition by the wonderful Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen:
It is marvellous, hearing all these different versions, each with their own passions and identity – that’s the joy of music, folks! 🙂