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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    JSBach in Russian Style

    Here's a famous aria - This blew me away:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzJgH...feature=fvwrel
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Interesting combo with Balalaika, button squeez box and ??
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    Commisar Colin,

    That ?? is a Gusli.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Thanks, that (Gusli) is a new one for me I have now looked it up on wiki so I am a wiser man to day.
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    Beautiful and refreshing rendition of that Bach aria ...

    Enjoyed the Gusli as well ... I too learn something new on this forum most everyday.

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    Very lovely arrangement and a fascinating and peaceful sound. The Gusli is indeed an interesting instrument with a fascinating history. The relationship to the autoharp, zither and psaltery struck me immediately. Also, it seems that the Balalaika is larger than I had seen. Is this a bass version?

    Conducting a search I came upon this somewhat related websiteyou might find interesting;http://balalajka.dk/english/index.html
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    Hi Rob,

    The Gusli is aka Cymbalum. Btw, the trio in the youtube link also does a rendition of Astor Piazzolla:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r3qvxuFZi8

    You almost want to weep when you hear it - Its so beautiful and melancholically wistful.

    Methinks that I will acquire a SubContrabass Balalaika
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    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Beautiful and refreshing rendition of that Bach aria ...

    Enjoyed the Gusli as well ... I too learn something new on this forum most everyday.
    Glad you liked it KH - I will look into getting some tickets to hear this group next time they perform in Moscow.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneBaroque View Post
    Very lovely arrangement and a fascinating and peaceful sound. The Gusli is indeed an interesting instrument with a fascinating history. The relationship to the autoharp, zither and psaltery struck me immediately. Also, it seems that the Balalaika is larger than I had seen. Is this a bass version?

    Conducting a search I came upon this somewhat related websiteyou might find interesting;http://balalajka.dk/english/index.html
    Hi Rob,

    FYI, the Osipov Folk Orchestra performs with many different Folk Instruments. And they always perform fantastically.............Oh yes - Zither, Autoharp, Psalter, Hammer Dulcimer and many other rarebirds.............
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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