The Music of Russia: Balalaikas and Baritones

Trio Voronezh performs in Studio 4A. i i

hide captionTrio Voronezh — Vladimir Volochin on domra, Valerie Petruchin on the double-bass balalaika, and Sergei Teleshev on the bajan, performs in NPR's Studio 4A.

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Trio Voronezh performs in Studio 4A.

Trio Voronezh — Vladimir Volochin on domra, Valerie Petruchin on the double-bass balalaika, and Sergei Teleshev on the bajan, performs in NPR's Studio 4A.

Julia Peck, NPR
Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky

hide captionBaritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Performance Today's series on folk and classical traditions around the world continues with two Russian performances in NPR's Studio 4A: Trio Voronezh performs classical music on the traditional Russian folk instruments, the double-bass balalaika, domra and bayan, and celebrated baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the Prince's Aria from Tchaikovsky's opera, The Queen of Spades. And a traditional Russian wedding song and dance is heard in the orchestral music of Mikhail Glinka, in his tone poem Kamarinskaya.

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