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    A favorite Russian folk instrument for centuries, the balalaika is a three-stringed fretted instrument with a distinctive triangular shape. The first balalaika ensemble gave its premiere concert in 1888, establishing the instrument’s place in both the peasant fields and the concert hall. The Odessa Balalaikas carry on this tradition here with a set of Russian folk and popular songs.

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    MUSICIANS
    Peter Rothe, prima balalaika, alto domra, bass domra
    Jonathan Rothe, prima domra, bass domra, gusli
    Ksenia Sudarikova, prima balalaika, alto balalaika
    Linda O’Brien, alto balalaika, bayan, vocals
    David Lieberman, contra-bass balalaika, guitar

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Producer: Shirley Walker
    Engineering: Roger Mayer, Elektra Sound Recorders
    Assistant Engineer: Steve Blazina
    Mastering by Jack Hunt, JVC Cutting Center
    Production coordinator: Elise Keen
    Director: Jac Holzman
     
    Art direction: Ron Coro
    Design: John Barr
    Illustration: Jim Jacobs

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Artist Name: 
The Odessa Balalaikas
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Release Date: 
Monday, July 1, 1991 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

A favorite Russian folk instrument for centuries, the balalaika is a three-stringed fretted instrument with a distinctive triangular shape. The first balalaika ensemble gave its premiere concert in 1888, establishing the instrument’s place in both the peasant fields and the concert hall. The Odessa Balalaikas carry on this tradition here with a set of Russian folk and popular songs.

Description: 

A favorite Russian folk instrument for centuries, the balalaika is a three-stringed fretted instrument with a distinctive triangular shape. The first balalaika ensemble gave its premiere concert in 1888, establishing the instrument’s place in both the peasant fields and the concert hall. The Odessa Balalaikas carry on this tradition here with a set of Russian folk and popular songs.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Producer: Shirley Walker
Engineering: Roger Mayer, Elektra Sound Recorders
Assistant Engineer: Steve Blazina
Mastering by Jack Hunt, JVC Cutting Center
Production coordinator: Elise Keen
Director: Jac Holzman
 
Art direction: Ron Coro
Design: John Barr
Illustration: Jim Jacobs

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

970755

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497075560
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Peter Rothe, prima balalaika, alto domra, bass domra
Jonathan Rothe, prima domra, bass domra, gusli
Ksenia Sudarikova, prima balalaika, alto balalaika
Linda O’Brien, alto balalaika, bayan, vocals
David Lieberman, contra-bass balalaika, guitar

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