This CD is a collection of old Russian and Gypsy folk songs and romances recorded on 6 and 7 string guitar according to traditions of 18-19-20th century Russian classical guitar style.
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Андрей Крылов. Гитарист, Композитор. Русская классическая гитара.
Жил и работал в Петербурге (Ленинграде)преподавал гитару в ДК Ленсовета и в "джазовой" музшколе на ул. Гривцова, был артистом Ленконцерта и Театра романса "Старый Петербург" записал и издал 40 альбомов музыки для гитары, многие из которых можно купить на iTunes и CDbaby, с 1998 года живет в Канаде.
Выступает в концертных залах и клубах Канады и США.
There several different forms of folk songs represented at this album.
A). Khorovod songs which are slow round dances and songs performed at pagan spring and autumn festivals in old Russia. Some of these songs are about nature, some about agricultural work in fields, some are actually are a kind of psychological games and some are parts of complicated rituals:
#1. Belaya Bereza Under white birch (Slow Dance/Song around White Birch)
#10 Dub Little Oak (Slow Dance/Song around Oak)
#16 Vologda Song
#20 Bereza That white birch (Another Slow Dance/Song around White Birch)
#23 Ytushka Duck (where women dances “swims” like beautiful small ducks)
#27 Ryabina Rowan
B) Traditional Russian Gypsy songs and dances. They were very popular throughout Russia especially and performed by Gypsy Khors (Choirs) groups of musicians, dancers and singers for all types of audiences.
#2. Mardyandya traditional gypsy dance/song,
#6. Koster Fire Gypsy Song
#21 Sare Patrya
#28 Gypsy song
C) Ballades, slow, sad songs - some of which were named “Stradania” which is almost like ancient Russian blues stories…
#3 Polushko Quiet field
#5 Grust Toska Sad Song
#8 Veter Don\'t Cry wind
#18 Leafy Rowan Kydryavaya Ryabina
#22 Vniz po Volge Down by Volga river
# 24 Ne brani menya rodnaya
D) Plyasovaya dances. Fast , accelerating folk dances where village folks compete as a best dancers
#4. Barynya Russian folk dance
#9 Shutka Joke
#13 Vorota At the gate
#19Vdol po rechke by the river
E) Chastushki Funny/Sad short couplet verses
#7 Derevnya Village.
#15 Kamushek I sit on the stone
F) Battle songs
#11 Bitva Battle song
#12 Siberian Lullaby
H) “City” romance of 19-20th centuries - traditional songs which were sung by Russian city dwellers
#14 Noch svetla Light of the night,
#26 Pobud so mnoi be with me
Andrei Krylov performed these some of these songs in many concert halls in Russia. Solo and together with singers such as Galina Baranova, Taisia Kalinchenko, Irina Skorik and others.
He studied folk music in a State Music college in St. Petersburg. Russia. It was recorded in St.Petersburg, Russia and Lac Ste-Marie, Quebec.
Andrei Krylov studied guitar in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1980\'s-90\'s he worked as a classical guitar teacher and performer for the State Concert Company #Lenconcert#. He composed music for the guitar and other instruments and he has recorded and published several albums of original guitar music, songs, new age, classical and flamenco guitar music, lute music, one of which has sold over 60,000 copies in Russia.
He has played with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra (conductor, Eduard Gustin) and the \"Old Petersburg \" Theater of Russian Romance.
He has given recitals in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, USA, and Canada. Andrei has recorded and performed for Russian Broadcast Radio and TV and a copy of his performance was published by TV St.Petersburg. In Canada, he has performed at various festivals, including Latin Extravaganza, Kitchener\'s Salsa In The Square, Toronto\'s Weston Festival, Hamilton\'s Concession Street and several multicultural festivals, played concerts in Niagara, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec city and other places.
Some of his performances in Canada were televised; by ONTv, by Roger\'s Cable and the others by COGECO and CHIN TV. Also his music played on CKTB, CHIN 97,9, Radio Katyusha, Baltika FM, Theos, Peterburg TV5 and other channels.
His music was featured in Time magazine and used in a several films.
Andrei has been compared favourably to many great guitar players, but has a style uniquely of his own.
He is looking forward for any opportunity to present his music to audiences in Canada and worldwide.