Vitaly Gnutov - Balalaika Favorites

Rudolf Belov, Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov

First recordings ever made in the Soviet Union by American musical and technical staff and equipment. Recorded by Mercury on location in Moscow.

1. Fantasy on Two Folk Songs for balalaika ensemble
2. At Sunrise
3. Linden Tree, The, for balalaika ensemble
4. Kamarinskaya (folk song arrangement)
5. Fantasy on Volga Melodies, for balalaika ensemble
6. In the Moonlight for balalaika ensemble
7. Midnight in Moscow for chorus
8. Under the Apple Tree for balalaika ensemble
9. Works, Dance of the Comedians, arr for balalaikas
10. The Living Room for balalaika ensemble
11. The Evening Bells
12. My Dear Old Friend, Please Visit Me
13. Waltz of the Faun for balalaika ensemble
14. Tale of Tsar Saltan, Flight of the Bumble-Bee

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

It's a classic!

posted on 10/05/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Frederic
I own the CD, SACD and LP of this disc and the LP is just a treat (the SACD isn't bad either). The music is just joyful, engaging. It's a burst of energy every single time I listen to it. Forget that it is one of those "Audiophile Approved" discs that makes it on every list - just dive in and danse.

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