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Around the Samovar

Around the Samovar

The Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble presents a variety of Russian and Ukrainian instrumental folk music played on the balalaika and the domra, an instrument similar to the balalaika. Composed of seven musicians, the ensemble performs arrangements of a Russian sailor’s dance, a Tchaikovsky piano piece, two waltzes, and a polka, among others. The album includes a mix of lively and slow pieces and is a showcase for balalaika virtuosity. Liner notes include song titles and a description of the instruments used on this recording.

Track Listing

101
Gypsy Medley: If I Want to, I Shall Love You / Do Not Drive to the Yar, My Love / Makhorka Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 3:50
102
Manchurian Waltz Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 2:21
103
Russian Medley No. 1: Mother, Do Not Scold Me / A Birch Tree Stood in the Meadow / I Planted the Garden / Madame Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 5:02
104
At Church Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 3:58
105
Two Guitars Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 3:09
106
Brightly Shines the Moon Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 2:29
107
The Grey Cuckoo Called Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 3:18
201
Russian Medley No. 2: Shall I Go to the Stream? / Village Peddlers / The Jolly Merchant Returns from the Fair / Happy Boys Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 2:52
202
Russian Sailor's Dance "Yablochka" Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 4:16
203
Two Russian Folk Songs: Bending Branch / I Danced with a Mosquito Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 4:47
204
Troika Bells Polka Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 2:26
205
Ukrainian Folk Song Medley: One, Two, Three / I Am Unhappy / The Girl Stood in the Doorway / Do Not Go, Gritzu Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 5:03
206
Fawn Waltz Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble 3:37

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