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Balakirev and Russian Folksong
Mily Balakirev, Russian Traditional, Konstantin Krimets
Balakirev and Russian Folksong
Genres: Folk, Pop, Classical
 
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Includes World Premiere Recordings! Mily Balakirev (1837-1910)--the leader of the group of Russian composers known as `the Mighty Handful"--was influenced by folksong from the start of his career. His expansive Grand Fa...  more »

      
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Includes World Premiere Recordings! Mily Balakirev (1837-1910)--the leader of the group of Russian composers known as `the Mighty Handful"--was influenced by folksong from the start of his career. His expansive Grand Fantasia on Russian Folksongs for piano and orchestra is one of his very first compositions, written when he was seventeen. The 30 Folksongs of the Russian People for piano duet, folksong arrangements from the other end of his career, show his deep understanding of the sources. Each of his arrangements is preceded by the original folksong, illuminating Balakirev's perceptive approach to this fascinating material.
 

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Thoroughly enjoyable
Paul E. Richardson | Montpelier, VT | 10/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Tocatta Classics of London has a CD up for a Grammy this year, Balakirev and Russian Folksong. It is a thoroughly enjoyable mix of 30 instrumental and vocal pieces (many first-ever recordings) that pairs up the original folksongs with the work they inspired Balakirev to write. (Reviewed in Russian Life)"