Ballad song - this is one of the most interesting musical phenomena of the Soviet Union and Russia.
Its distinctive features - a primacy of the text, not the music, special colloquial manner of performance and the guitar accompaniment.
Okudzhava - a pioneer of Soviet art song
Name Bulat Okudzhava firmly established in the list of the mostfamous bards. He was the founder of this style in the USSR. While the official stage singing cheerful and positive compositions, Okudzhava created a profound work about the meaning of life, hopes and unfulfilled dreams. Each of his song - it's slim and heartfelt text, where the music is just accompaniment. Many of the songs of Okudzhava - "Goodbye, boys," "You and I, brother of the infantry", "Your Honour, Lady Luck" - moved into the category of folk. Also, his works are heard in popular Soviet films 1950-1980-ies.
Alexander Rosenbaum - physician and poet
Despite the fact that Rosenbaum has medicaleducation, with the doctor's work related only his early works. His mature bardic poetry covers topics of civic duty, the fate of Russia, philosophical questions. Some songs are imbued with gypsy motifs. The large reservoir of creativity covers the topic of post-revolutionary Russia. A special place in the lyrics Rosenbaum is the theme of the war - the Great Patriotic War and Afghanistan. Rosenbaum takes their works under the seven-string guitar, but at the concerts often performs solo dvenadtsatistrunnom instrument.
Unlike many other bards, Rosenbaum was officially recognized by the Soviet Union.
Vladimir Vysotsky - a legend of Soviet music
Vysotsky was a successful actor, poet and writer. However, most people know him as a performer of art song. Although he did not like Vysotsky, when his work is ranked as a bard, many of his motifs similar to this direction. Just as bards, Vysotsky devoted much attention to the text, not the music. In his work there are songs about war, love poems, satirical poems and ostrosotsialnye threads. An interesting phenomenon became songs-dialogues where Vysotsky sing in different voices, portraying different characters.
In honor of Vysotsky named more than 170 urban sites.
Yuri Vizbor - creator-reportage lyrics
Yuri Vizbor like Okudzhava, standing atthe origins of art song. In the works Vizbora told his rich life experience - he worked as a journalist, played in the theater, mountaineering, and football, I went to the flying club. His first songs work Vizbor wrote while a student at the Moscow Pedagogical Institute. Later, he became the author of the Moscow State Pedagogical anthem. The first songs Vizbora circulated informally, but since the 1960s, his work became popular. Vizbor became the founder of the genre of song reporting. These works were published in "Horizon" magazine.