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Souvenirs Of Russia / Czar's Guitars

Pettoletti / Morkov / Sor / Czar's Guitars
Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92112   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pietro PettolettiVladimir MorkovTraditionalOleg Timofeyev,   ... 
Performer:  Oleg TimofeyevJohn Schneiderman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The unique guitar duo The Czar's Guitars was founded in 2004 by the well-known lute and guitar virtuoso, John Schneiderman and Oleg Timofeyev, the expert on the Russian seven-string guitar. The musicians joined their forces to revive the legacy of the Russian guitar, the instrument that unlike it's Western-European cousin is only now gaining the respect and recognition it deserves.

Souvenirs of Russia is considered to be a Russian tribute to the Spanish composer, Fernando Sor (1778-1839), or even more specifically, to his famous guitar duet Souvenir de Russie (Op. 63). Sor's masterpiece is the foundation of this album. It is surrounded with real Russian guitar music that would create an unusual context for Sor's piece and
Read more would also illustrate how the Russian musical culture was organically connected to the repertoires in Western and Central Europe.
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Works on This Recording

1.
God Save the Czar, for 2 guitars by Pietro Pettoletti
Performer:  Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar), John Schneiderman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2.
Potpourri of Russian Folk Songs I, medley for 2 guitars by Vladimir Morkov
Performer:  Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar), John Schneiderman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3.
The Red Sarafan (Krasny sarafan) by Traditional
Performer:  Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar), John Schneiderman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
How Did I Upset You?, folk song setting for 2 guitars (after Semion Aksionov) by Oleg Timofeyev
Performer:  John Schneiderman (Guitar), Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
5.
Souvenir de Moscou by Jan Kubelik
Performer:  John Schneiderman (Guitar), Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6.
I Will Saddle My Stallion, folk song setting for 2 guitars (after Aleksandr Varlamov) by Oleg Timofeyev
Performer:  John Schneiderman (Guitar), Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
7.
Jenny Lind's Polka by Anonymous
Performer:  Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar), John Schneiderman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
8.
Polka for 2 guitars (after Nikolai Alexandrov) by Oleg Timofeyev
Performer:  Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar), John Schneiderman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
9.
Potpourri of Tyrolean Waltzes, for 2 guitars by Vladimir Morkov
Performer:  Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar), John Schneiderman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs. 
10.
Potpourri of Russian Folk Songs II, medley for 2 guitars by Vladimir Morkov
Performer:  Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar), John Schneiderman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
11.
God Save the Tsar, for guitar by Andrei Osipovich Sychra
Performer:  Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar), John Schneiderman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
12.
Patriotic Song by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  John Schneiderman (Guitar), Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13.
Souvenir de Russie for 2 guitars by Fernando Sor
Performer:  John Schneiderman (Guitar), Oleg Timofeyev (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czar's Guitars
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Baker Estate, Pebble Beach, California 
Length: 12 Minutes 47 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Disappointing September 28, 2012 By Anthony G. (valley stream, NY) See All My Reviews "First rate virtuosity and musicality, but the music itself is banal. I expected more zip and pep. This is ultimately flat music." Report Abuse
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