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Virtuosi of the Accordion, Balalaika, Domra and Zhaleika (LP edition)

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Virtuosi of the Accordion, Balalaika, Domra and Zhaleika (LP edition)

Virtuosi of the Accordion, Balalaika, Domra, and Zhaleika features suites, dances, and variations performed by the Piatnitsky and Andreyev Orchestras of Folk Instruments, among others.

The bayan, a push-button accordion, and the three–stringed balalaika are featured on both album sides. A lesser–known three–stringed instrument dating back to the 16th century, the domra, and the unique sound of the zhaleika, a Russian reed instrument, are also highlighted. This collection of nine ensemble pieces exemplifies the traditional sounds of Russian folk orchestral music. Brief historical descriptions and details on how these instruments are played are included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Snow Flurries from Suite for Folk Instruments Andreyev Orchestra of Folk Instruments with Vladimir Boyashev 3:04
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Domra from the "Suite for Folk Instruments" (Y. Zaritski) Andreyev Orchestra of Folk Instruments with Emmanuel Sheikman 7:22
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Variations for Balalaika (F. Odinets) Moscow Radio Orchestra of Folk Instruments with Boris Feoktistov 8:52
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On an Outing Andreyev Orchestra of Folk Instruments 2:51
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Concert Variations (Y. Vorontsov) Voronezh Chorus Folk Instrument Orchestra with Ivan Rudenko 5:09
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Concert Variations on a Siberian Humorous Song "Vatalinka" Moscow Radio Orchestra of Folk Instruments with Eugene Aksentiev 8:01
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Variations for Zhaleika and Orchestra on the Russian Folk Theme "Kak U Dobrovo Molodtsa" Unspecified 2:55
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Dance Melody for Zhaleika and Orchestra of Folk Instruments Piatnitsky Orchestra of Folk Instruments with Vladimir Voronkov 2:02
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On Vacation (Dance) Piatnitsky Orchestra of Folk Instruments 2:52
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