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Saratovskaya Garmoshka. Саратовская гармошка

This is an old traditional Russian musical instrument “Saratovskaya garmoshka”. “Saratovskaya garmoshka” was designed in Saratov (which is a town in Russia) in the 19th century and has become very popular in Russia, especially in the Volga region. Once designed its construction has never been changed.
 
Russian folk Squeezebox "Garmoshka" (or garmon') is a Russian folk button accordion. Musician who plays "garmoshka" called in Russia "Garmonist". Garmoshka is a free-reed wind instrument... read more

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chapaevCurrent owner has got this instrument from his grandfathers basement. Most likely this “garmoshka” was made no later than in 1950-s.

Famous Russian soldier Vasiliy Ivanovich Chapaev, the unlettered commander of the Red Army's Twenty-Fifth Infantry Division during the Russian Civil War use to play the same kind of garmoshka. Chapaev was instrumental in defeating Alexander Kolchak's "White" forces" in the summer of 1919, but was killed in the action.

Русская гармошка

Гармоника в современном виде - с раздвижными мехами (пневмой) и с большим количеством надрезных металлических язычков внутри двух боковых планок - появилась в Санкт-Петербурге. Ее отец - чешский инженер Франтишек Киршник проживал тогда в России. Cвой новый инструмент он продемонстрировал питерцам в 1783 году. Имя своему детищу он тоже дал чешское: гармоника. Но теперь это название, как и "гармошка", стало в русском языке разговорным. Официальное имя этого музыкального инструмента - гармонь.

Впрочем, кустарные мастера - создатели гармошечки - мало задумывались о ее «паспортных данных». Она быстро стала русским национальным инструментом. Подкупила гармошка и звучным голосом, и простотой обучения игре, и своими "игрушечными" по тем временам размерами. Звук интереснее и сильнее, чем у какой-нибудь дудочки, а сама в десятки раз компактнее господской любимицы - "рояли". Умельцы работали над инструментом больше года: пока нужную древесину подберешь и просушишь до звонкости, пока все железные язычки выточишь... Более того, создавая гармонь, мастера приспосабливали ее к характеру народной музыки, который был распространен в той или иной местности. Москва, Екатеринбург, Саратов - не было в России уголка, где бы ни "болели" гармошкой. Инструменты продавались в каждом городе. А знаменитейшая ярмарка гармоник была в Нижнем Новгороде... читать дальше

Russian Garmoshka Traditional Music Album

Mikhail Smirnov Traditional Russian Music garmoshka album recorded by Mikhail Smirnov, performer, musician, folk singer, founder of New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya in February 2007. Recording was made possible by singers-songwriters, Russian bard musicians Yuriy and Viktor Tenman from New York at their recording studio in Staten Island (Villa Nova Studio). If you ever attend a Russian party where people are singing, you will be able to recognize all the tunes from this album. The very first song that people will do together at the Russian restaurant, cafe, apartment or "izba" (country log house) after a few drinks at the Russian wedding or Birthday party most likely will be "Moroz-Moroz" or "Gorochka". There is no singing on this album. Well, almost no singing... Album contains traditional Russian tunes: "Kalinka", "Moscow nights", "Korobushka" and other Russian favorite songs performed on Russian garmoshka. Enjoy free Russian Garmoshka MP3 music downloads

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Bayan - Russian button accordion
Bayan virtuoso Victor Danilochkin from New York
Bayan virtuoso from Texas Vladimir Kaliazine
Bayan virtuoso Gennady Gutkin from Brooklyn, New York
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Bayan virtuoso Nikolai from New York City, USA
Accordionist Yuriy Lemeshev NYC
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To get a price quote or to ask any questions, please send an email to mikhail@barynya.com or call (201) 981-2497.

 
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