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A Tribute to the Mighty Handful / Russian Guitar Quartet


Release Date: 05/13/2016 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3518   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  César CuiModest MussorgskyMily BalakirevAlexander Borodin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Guitar Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Mighty Handful, also known as The Five, were a group of prominent nineteenth century Russian composers who strived to produce a specifically ‘Russian’ style. The group consisted of Mily Balakirev, Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Alexander Borodin. The Russian Guitar Quartet has chosen works by The Mighty Handful for this new release, reviving the lost tradition of seven-string Russian guitar quartet. These accomplished performers, all with solo careers of their own, perform these arrangements with purpose and passion, leading the listener on a journey through nineteenth century St. Petersburg. The Mighty Handful, also known as The Five, were a group of prominent nineteenth century Russian composers who strived to produce a specifically ‘Russian’ style. The group consisted of Mily Balakirev, Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Alexander Borodin. The Russian Guitar Quartet has chosen works by The Mighty Handful for this new release, reviving the lost tradition of seven-string Russian guitar quartet. These accomplished performers, all with solo careers of their own, perform these arrangements with purpose and passion, leading the listener on a journey through nineteenth century St. Petersburg. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Prisoner in the Caucasus: Danses Circassiennes by César Cui
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Russia 
2.
The Captain's Daughter: Cossack Dances by César Cui
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Russia 
3.
Boris Godunov: Excerpt(s) by Modest Mussorgsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
4.
Mazurka for Piano no 3 in B minor by Mily Balakirev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Russia 
5.
Polka for Piano in F sharp minor by Mily Balakirev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Russia 
6.
Prince Igor: Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
7.
Balakireviana by Alexei Stepanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Guitar Quartet
8.
Scheherazade in Spain by Viktor Sobolenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Guitar Quartet

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