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Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra / Gnutov
Release Date: 05/07/2013 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1936   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Nikolai Pavlovich BudashkTraditionalPavel KulikovNikolay Osipov,   ... 
Performer:  Rudolf Belov
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk OrchestraRussian Balalaika Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Virtuosity & splendid musicianship is the keynote... Other instruments too between them they provide some very attractive sounds... (includes) tremendously exciting Flight of the Bumblebee, Dance of the Comedians and the charming Waltz of the Faun... Recording very natural sounding with wide dynamic range.

— Gramophone

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A lively and exciting collection of Russian folk and classical favorites performed on the inimitable balalaika! Twenty-two thrilling pieces, fourteen performed by the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra and eight "bonus" tracks from the Russian Balalaika Orchestra. These Soviet-era recordings were once banned in the United States at the height of the Cold
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Works on This Recording

1. Fantasy on Two Folk Songs for balalaika ensemble by Nikolai Pavlovich Budashk
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2. At Sunrise by Traditional
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3. The Linden Tree, for balalaika ensemble by Pavel Kulikov
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4. Kamarinskaya (folk song arrangement) by Nikolay Osipov
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5. Fantasy on Volga Melodies, for balalaika ensemble by Irina Mikhailova
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6. In the Moonlight for balalaika ensemble by Vasily Andreyev
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7. Midnight in Moscow by Vasily Solov'yov-Sedoy
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8. Under the Apple Tree for balalaika ensemble by Vasily Andreyev
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9. The Living Room, for balalaika ensemble by Yuri Shishakov
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
10. My dear old friend, please visit me by Traditional
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
11. Vecherny zvon (The Evening Bell), folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
12. Waltz of the Faun, for ensemble by Vasily Andreyev
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
13. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
14. Step' da step' (The Steppe Is All Around), folk song by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Balalaika Orchestra
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
15. Down Peterskaya Street by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Balalaika Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16. Now Little Grey Duck, song (a.k.a. "Blue Duckling") by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Balalaika Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
17. Play My Whistle by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Balalaika Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
18. Tin vjater vee (The Wind Is Blowing) by Stefan Kanev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Balalaika Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
19. Semyonovna by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Balalaika Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
20. I Was Walking in the Forest by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Balalaika Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
21. Kalinka by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Balalaika Orchestra
Written: Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
22. The Snow Maiden: Dance of the Buffoons by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Rudolf Belov (Domra)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 

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 Balalaika Music August 13, 2013 By Darryll Seabourne (Swansea, The Vale of Glamorgan) See All My Reviews "I really adore the Russian Balalaika sound and this recording is all I require, fantastic music at it`s best." Report Abuse
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