Label: Мелодия - 33C 01667-68 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: USSR • Genre: Classical, Folk, World, & Country •
Vasily Andreyev was born in BezhetskTver GovernorateRussia to the family of an honorary citizen of Bezhetsk and merchant of the first guild, Vasily Andeyevich Andreyev and his wife, the noblewoman Sophia Mikhaylovna Andreyeva. When the boy was one year old, his father died. The family moved to Saint Petersburgwhere the boy was brought up by his stepfather, Nil Seslavin. Initially, Andreyev was They Forbid Mashenka To Go To The River - Andreyev Russian Folk Orchestra* - Andreyev Russian Folk O to play the violin and working as a musician in the various salons catering to European tourists to the Russian capital.
On numerous occasions, he was asked about performing traditional Russian music, and he started collecting examples. He once came upon a peasant playing a balalaika and had the instrument copied. His solo performances were very popular, and a group of players developed around him. He also developed an ensemble playing different sized balalaikas that proved to be very successful. Ultimately, the group grew into a full orchestra. In Andreyev was inspired by Ginislao Paris ' mandolin orchestra.
The popularity of Andreyev's group grew significantly after their performance in Paris, France at the world Exhibition, where they became celebrities. In Andreyev organized his Great Russian orchestra that included string instruments: four types of domrassix types of balalaika, gusliwoodwind instruments : zhaleikas ; percussion instruments : makras a sort of timpanibubens.
Many instruments were heavily customized to work in an orchestra setting. In a few years, the orchestra became famous, generating thousands of followers as well as causing an explosion of balalaika compositions. Still many members of the intelligentsia Actually You Said Nothing - Dir Yassin - Discography the orchestra and its instruments for being not Russian Sweet September - The Lettermen - The Lettermen the name implies but Turkish.
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