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Agibalov — Selected works

Agibalov — Selected works

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Alexei Alexandrovich Agibalov was born in Tashkent in 1940. He began studying the guitar at a young age, using the methods by Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi for the six-string guitar and by Vladimir Sazonov for the Russian seven-string guitar. He received his first lessons from a Western guitarist during the 1963 concert tour in Tashkent of the Argentinian guitarist Manuel Lopez Ramos. That experience has convinced him to seek formal musical education, and in the same year, he enrolled in the Gnes…

Agibalov-Sonata N° 1

Agibalov-Sonata N° 1

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Alexei Alexandrovich Agibalov was born in Tashkent in 1940.  He began studying the guitar at a young age, using the methods by Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi for the six-string guitar and by Vladimir Sazonov for the Russian seven-string guitar. He received his first lessons from a Western guitarist during the 1963 concert tour in Tashkent of the Argentinian guitarist Manuel Lopez Ramos. That experience has convinced him to seek formal musical education, and in the same year, he enrolled in th…

Gilardino - Ikonostas

Gilardino - Ikonostas

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A note from the composer: Pavel Florenskij was a Russian theologist, scientist, philosopher and writer. A genius. Born on 1882, he was arrested shot in 1938. It was a political murder. His books have recently been published in Western countries. Reading them, I was especially fascinated by a poetical essay entitled Иконостас - which I read in the Italian version published by Adelphi Edizioni and entitled Le porte regali (The Royal Doors). This books deals with the ar…

J.S. Bach Violin Sonata I BWV 1001 Arranged for the Russian seven-string guitar

J.S. Bach Violin Sonata I BWV  1001 Arranged for the Russian seven-string guitar

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The idea of playing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on the Russian seven-string guitar, is not as far-fetched as it may seem at first blush. This music, and the violin and cello sonatas in particular, have been arranged and transcribed for some of the most unlikely instruments, oddities such as the banjo, ukulele and harmonica, and often enough, quite successfully. With the current proliferation of classical guitar gurus who pretend to have Herr Bach’s home phone number and e-mail ad…

On the Hills f Manchuria

On the Hills f Manchuria

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Here is a period guitar arrangement of a song that today, 104 years after it was first composed, still enjoys wide-spread popularity in Russia, in both private and public occasions. The song made a brief appearance in the West when it was used in the 1999 film Onegin, starring Ralph Fiennes. Imbued with heart-rending emotions, its performance does not fail to deeply affect both performer and listener. On the Hills of Manchuria was written by Ilya Alexeyevich Shatrov (1879-1952), based on …

Pavlov-Azancheev - The Great Patriotic War Sonata

Pavlov-Azancheev - The Great Patriotic War Sonata

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Matvei Pavlov-Azancheev’s Second Sonata, which is presented in this edition, was completed in the Gulag in 1949 and probably intended as a sort of a “musical supplement” to petitions for clemency. The musical matter of this sonata are several tunes well known during the WWII era in the Soviet Union, including the famous Shiroka strana moia rodnaia: (Wide is my Native Country, music by I. Dunaevsky, lyrics by V. Lebedev-Kumach) which served as the call sign of Radio Moscow. Some…

Russian Collection Vol. IX

Russian Collection Vol. IX

$17.95

This volume of the Russian Collection is intended to serve as a general introduction, a sampler if you will, to Russian seven-string guitar music, including Etudes, Caprices and other didactic material. One does not need to abandon the standard guitar when embarking on getting acquainted with the rich repertoire of classical Russian guitar music. It usually does not take long to get used to playing in this tuning and to read the music without the aid of tablature. However, to facilitate reading …

Russian Collection Vol. X

Russian Collection Vol. X

$19.95

As the previous volume of the Russian Collection, this volume is also intended to serve as a general introduction to Russian seven-string guitar music. The music contained in these pages is mainly devoted to concert repertoire, i.e, transcriptions, themes and variations, fantasias and other pieces that were not primarily intended by their composers to serve as didactic material.  One does not need to abandon the standard guitar when embarking on getting acquainted with the rich reper…

Sychra-Fantasia

Sychra-Fantasia

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Andrey Osipovich Sychra was born in Vilno (today Vilnius, Lithuania) in 1773. The family originated in Bohemia, and already in the seventeenth century moved to the western provinces of the Russian empire, which at the time included Poland and Lithuania. Andrey’s father Joseph, was a harpist and music teacher by profession and served in the houses of the local nobility. He is credited with the earliest known Polish source for the polonaise, a 1772 manuscript collection containing 62…

Sychra, Four Concert Etudes. Russian Col. Vol. II

Sychra, Four Concert Etudes. Russian Col. Vol. II

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A full biography and a portrait of the composer Andrei Sychra are included. In c# minor, D Major, A Major and E Major. Includes a full facsimile of the original 19th century Russian edition for the 7-string guitar.

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