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The Making Of The Peasant Girl / Viktoria Mullova

Mullova
Release Date: 01/10/2012 
Label:  Onyx   Catalog #: 4087  
Composer:  Béla Bartók
Performer:  Viktoria Mullova
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Viktoria Mullova's rural origins in Ukraine are reflected in the eclectic programme that comprises The Peasant Girl project. Elements of classical music and jazz reflect the phenomenal influence that the gypsies have had on swathes of music in the 20th century. This DVD contains the recording sessions at London's Abbey Road studios, plus a documentary on the making of the remarkable album, with extensive interviews with Viktoria, Matthew Barley and his ensemble.

Recording sessions for The Peasant Girl CD:

Bi Lovengo (3.07) Bratsch – arr. Barley
For Nedim (For Nadia) (5.59) DuOud – arr. Barley
Django (6.50) John Lewis/Bratsch – arr. Barley
Dark Eyes (Les Yeux noirs) (6.23) Florian Hermann/Coco
Read more Briaval – arr. Barley
Er Nemo Klantz (6.39) Bratsch – arr. Barley
The Peasant (8.56) Weather Report (Joe Zawinul) – arr. Barley
Duos for violin and cello (with interpolated improvisations from piano, drums and marimba) (11.02) Béla Bartók – transcr. Barley
Life (4.53) Youssou N’Dour – arr. Barley
Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat (5.57) Weather Report (Joe Zawinul) – arr. Barley
Yura (5.03) Barley (on a traditional theme)

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Works on This Recording

1. Duos for violin and cello: Excerpt(s) by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Notes: With interpolated improvisations from piano, drums and marimba. Transcription by Matthew Barley. 

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