Combine the stirring sound of a large smooth choir with balalaikas, and orchestra, and great Russian baritones. Add the varying rhythms of Russian folksong and marches. That was the formula Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov used to create the legendary Alexandrov Ensemble in the 1930s. For more than eighty years, the Alexandrov Ensemble has been the goodwill ambassador for the Soviet-era Red Army and today’s Russian Defense Forces, surviving wars, [political upheaval, and disasters. This anthology brings together for the first time, the ensemble’s legendary recordings from the dawn of the stereo era, remastered by Paul Arden-Taylor.