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Russian Balalaika plays Music Of The World

Balalaika virtuoso Lev ZabeginskyRussian Balalaika plays Music Of The World album recorded by New York City composer, arranger, jazzman, balalaika virtuoso and domra player Lev Zabeginsky.

Lev had made several USA-CANADA tours with the Russian-Gypsy superstars such as Alyosha Dimitrievich of Paris and B.Rubashkin of Vienna and legend of Russian Emegree Zhenia Shevchenko among others.

Music of the World on the Russian Balalaika album - besides masterful arrangements and perfomances of the russian folk melodies it also contains unexpected renederings of other Eastern European music as well as Hungarian and Greek tunes

Lev Zabeginsky

Music of the world on the Russian balalaika
Balalaika virtuoso Lev Zabeginsky Live in St. Petersburg

CD cover 1.  Russian Medley (Two Step, Blue Baloon Waltz, Kazachok)
2.  Laura's Theme (Jare/Webster)
3.  Hungarian Dance Number Five (Brahms)
4.  Three Melodies From Eastern Europe
5.  Russian Medley (Two Guitars, Moscow Nights, Kalinka)
6.  Fiddler On The Roof (Bock)
7.  Greek Medley (Never On Sunday, Zorba)
8.  Russian Medley (Polyushko-Poley, Volga Boatman, Those Were The Days)
9.  When The Saint's Go Marchin' In
10. Dark Eyes

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To order Lev Zabeginsky Music of the world on the Russian balalaika Live in St. Petersburg album please use PayPal link below. Price is $25 US dollars including US first class or airmail shipping anywhere in the world. Album is usually shipped withing 48 hours of your payment. This compact disk is offered exclusively from Barynya merchandise page with verbal permission of Lev himself. There is no other place you can get music of this legendary musician.

Russian Balalaika (balalayka) description

Balalaika is Russian folk guitar with triangular body shape. The back of balalaika is slightly bowed. Three strings run from the tuning pins over the metal frets on the neck across soundboard and secured on the base of the instrument. Sometimes one can find six string balalaika, usually it is tuned... read more

History of Russian balalaika

Balalaika was first mentioned in a document which dates back to XVII century (1688). From this document we learn that Savka Fedoov, a citizen of the city of Arzamas, and Ivashka Fedorov, a peasant, while passing through the Yauza Gates played the balalaika. For such an imprudent behaviour they were flogged and exiled. It would never occur to a civilized person living nowadays that a severe punishment awaited anybody who gave himself to such an innocent occupation as playing the balalaika. But let us recollect the Russian history.

It happened soon after the death of the tsar Alexei Mikhailovich called "The Quietest". This tzar was famous for his hatred towards the popular Russian culture. In 1648 he issued an ukaz where he ordered to collect all musical instruments of the Russian people and to burn them. All those who dared to continue playing them were to be flogged and then exiled to the periphery of the Russian State (Ukraine)... read more

Free Russian Balalaika Polyphonic Ringtones Download

balalaika ringtonesRussian Balalaika Ringtones provided by Russian music and dance ensemble Barynya from Brooklyn, New York. Russian balalaika, garmoshka, guitar and contrabass balalaika were used to record these ringtones. Download the file to your computer and email to your phone or use any wireless connection such as bluetooth or infra red port to transfer the music... download free balalaika ringtones

Handmade balalaika

balalayka Balalaika ("Belly Scratcher") made by craftsmen from Moscow Aleksandr Zhukovski: "I make musical instruments since 1990. Design and shape of my instruments are based on archeologycal discoveries from Velikiy Novgorod and museum samples. I started to make instruments for myself at first. After a while I started getting orders for different pieces from musicians and folk groups in Russia and overboard. I also teach classes on Russian traditional folk instrumental music. Russian folk ensembles "Kazachiy Krug", "Drevo", "Yakhont Lazorevy", "Vetka", one of groups of D. Pokrovski (theatre on Taganka) are using guslis, liras and gudoks made by me"... more info, order

Concert quality Balalaika made by Ershov for sale

balalaika for sale Concert quality Balalaika made by famous Russian balalaika luthier Ershov in Moscow in 1989 is available for sale in Toronto, Canada for a bargain price of 750.00 Canadian Dollars or even exchange for 4-srtinged domra. Condition: like new. Instrument is fully serviced by professional balalaika maker Andreas Gerth from Berlin, Germany in 2006 - new tuners installed. Price 750.00 Canadian Dollars or exchange for 4-srtinged domra. Black ebony fingerboard. Pickguard and head dark-brown palisander. Clear and deep sound... more info, pictures

120 years old Balalaika

1. This balalaika was brought over with a Russian immigrant between 1910 and before WWI. His widow lived in Chicago. Her daughter gave it to me in 1972. She'd heard that my wife was tired of being kept awake by balalaika records. The widow hoped I'd use it rather than it setting in her attic. I epoxied loose ribs; and started to play it. Much to my amazement and amusement! The instrument was built for 6 strings. However when I got it, there were 3 strings all the same size. Either the other strings broke, or rotted, or were removed, and he had no replacements so used the .011 inch A strings. My wife found a tutor-book for the balalaika. It showed the E-E-A tuning. It was hard to play with a loose-loose-tight string feel... read full story by Will Herzog

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Lev ZabeginskyRussian Balalaika plays Music Of The World recorded by New York City composer, arranger, jazzman, balalaika virtuoso and domra player Lev Zabeginsky. Lev had made several USA-CANADA tours with the Russian-Gypsy superstars such as Alyosha Dimitrievich of Paris and B.Rubashkin of Vienna, legend of Russian Emegree Zhenia Shevchenko... MP3 samples, order

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Barynya Entertainment established in 1991 (on-line since 1998). Cabaret, Vegas, can-can, musicians, singers, masters of ceremonies, folk dancers, wedding bands, disc jockeys, jazz, storytellers, folk dance troupes, traditional music ensembles, Bellydancers, Jewish, Ukrainian, Gypsy, one-man-bands.

is the biggest Russian dance and music company outside of Russia. Barynya (Ru: Барыня) performs Russian, Gypsy, Cossack, Jewish and Ukrainian traditional dances, songs and music with live accompaniment of balalaika, domra, garmoshka, Gypsy guitar, bayan and contrabass balalaika

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