The Bolshevik (Weston, Robert Patrick)

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Publisher. Info. London: Francis Day and Hunter, 1919. Plate F.D.H. 15,163.
Reprinted Sydney: J. Albert and Sons, 1919.
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Work Title The Bolshevik
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Composer Weston, Robert Patrick
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRW 4
Key F major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919
First Performance. 1919
First Publication. 1919
Librettist Bert Lee (1880-1946)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano

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A topical song about a Bolshevik comically rebelling against the status quo. This was also what they were doing in Russia at the time, as they'd just recently overthrown the Tsar and brought the end of the Russian Empire and the beginning of the Soviet Union. This song was part of Ernest Hastings' repertoire, a famous English entertainer at the piano.