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Rough Guide to the Music of Russian Gypsies
     

The Rough Guide to the Music of Russian Gypsies

 
On the basis of this compilation, the violin is definitely the instrument of the Russian Gypsies. There's virtuosic violin, emotional violin, and even easy listening violin behind the voices. But whichever way you turn, there's violin. To be fair, much of it is superb, like the tracks by Loyko that bookend the disc, or the jaw-droppingly

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On the basis of this compilation, the violin is definitely the instrument of the Russian Gypsies. There's virtuosic violin, emotional violin, and even easy listening violin behind the voices. But whichever way you turn, there's violin. To be fair, much of it is superb, like the tracks by Loyko that bookend the disc, or the jaw-droppingly wonderful "Moldova" by Alexeji Dulkevich. That's a piece worthy of Paganini himself, the kind that makes you stop everything to listen. Of course, good as the majority of this stuff is, there are a few that are merely average and a couple of duds, like Trio Rita with "Kalina," a song with all the emotional depth of a Celine Dion rendition. A second CD features the excellent Kolpakov Duo.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2010
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633121421
catalogNumber:
331214
Rank:
116836

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Sare Patrya
  2. Moonlight
  3. Moldova
  4. Grastoro
  5. Deda
  6. Sir Barvales…
  7. Opai, Dad
  8. Britiyano
  9. Vanka
  10. Gori Lubov Ziganski
  11. Ney Smushai
  12. Feldy
  13. Khohoro
  14. Khop Khop
  15. Kalina
  16. Lumba
  17. Ke Chourlaki
  18. Two Angels

Disc 2

  1. The Art of Russian-Gypsy Guitar

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