Alex Genadinik

Girl and Balloon by Bulat Okudzhava: Translated by Alex Genadinik

The meaning of Girl and Balloon is unclear. However, one thing we do know is that it is a very sad song. It is also definitely about lost love. Maybe the husband of the woman in the song went off to war and was killed. This seems to be roughly what it was about. It…

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Georgian Song: Translated to English From Russian by Alex Genadinik

Another of Bulat Okudzhava’s songs that Alex has translated is Georgian Song (also known as Grapeseed Song. Georgian Song is a beautiful, yet sad song about unrequited love. It has a lot of imagery in it and is considered to be one of the most beautiful Russian folk music songs of the 20th century. Just…

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Road Less Travelled: Inspired by a Robert Frost Poem

The poem by Robert Frost, Road Less Traveled, is now set to music by Alex Genadinik. This has been set to music several times before. This post is a review of Alex Genadinik’s version of Road Less Travelled. The Meanings of Road Less Travelled Road Less Travelled is about having different options in life. Each…

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Enchanting Woman by Alex Genadinik: Reviewed

Enchanting Woman is truly an enchanting song with a haunting melody. It takes you back to the days of Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Diamond and other similar artists. Today, you can read a review of Enchanting Woman right here on Krannaken.com. Enchanting Woman is another song that Alex has taken from its Russian origins and…

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Blue Trolley: A Russian Folk Song Translated by Alex Genadinik

Blue Trolley is a Russian folk song that has been translated into English by Russian singer-songwriter, Alex Genadinik. Blue Trolley was initially written by the popular Russian musician, Bulat Okudzhava. Bulat is recognised as one of the most popular Russian folk music artists of the 20th century. This song is well-known in Russia. However, it…

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Oh Michaelangelo: A Song Written and Performed by Alex Genadinik

From the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City to the music of a Russian living in New York City, Michaelangelo’s work has had a lasting impression on society for over 500 years. This work is also the inspiration for Alex Genadink’s song, Oh Michaelangelo. Michaelangelo’s Work in the Sistine Chapel The painting by Michaelangelo, in…

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Hannah’s Song by Alex Genadinik – A Song for Father’s Day

Hannah’s Song by Alex Genadinik was written for his daughter, Hannah. Writing songs about our children is something that most musical parents like to do. However, Alex has obviously put a lot of thought and effort into writing a good song for his daughter. First Impressions Count My first impression of Hannah’s Song was that…

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