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Our Newest CD!
Just out -- May 2015

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"Balalaika Mystique"
WBS Orchestra with soloists Volodymyr and Natalia Marunych, Andrei Saveliev
Conductor: Svetlana Nikonova

1) Themes from the film "Dr. Zhivago" -- 2015 recording (M. Jarre/Wm. Goldes Jr.)
2) Sel'skaya Kadril' (arr. A. Shalov) -- Andrei Saveliev, balalaika
3) Ukrainian Souvenir (E. Trostyansky)
4) Russian Waltz (V. Gorodovskaya)
5) In Flamenco Style (V. Kozlov/arr. V. Marunych) -- Natalia Marunych, domra
7) Dance of Bessarabian Gypsies (arr. V. Marunych) --
Natalia and Volodymyr Marunych, domra and bayan)
8) I Met You (arr. M. Rozhkov) -- Andrei Saveliev, balalaika
9) Unharness the Horses (arr. V. Novikov)
10) Martovsky Khorovod (G. Dinicu/arr. V. Marunych) -- Natalia Marunych, domra
11) Meadowlands (L. Knipper/V. Gusev)
12) Medley of Popular Russian Songs from the 1940s (adapted from an arrangement by
Emanuil Sheynkman by S. Nikonova)
13) Fantasy on Jewish Themes (arr. V. Marunych)
Natalia and Volodymyr Marunych, domra and bayan)
14) The Little Goose from Smolensk (arr. A. Shirokov)
 
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Our Sixth CD
November 2012

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"Dancing With the Tsars"
WBS Orchestra with soloists Vladimir and Natalia Marunych, Andrei Saveliev,
Olga Orlovskaya, Evgenia Tochenaya, Patricia Scherago
Conductor: Svetlana Nikonova

1) Balalaika Waltz -- V. V Andreyev
2) Yekhal kazak na Dunai -- V. Gridin/arr. V. Marunych)
3) I Am Sitting on a Rock -- B. Troyanvsky
4) Akh ty, vecher -- B. Troyanovsy
5) Akh ty, beryoza -- B. Troyanovsky
6) Carpathian Rhapsody -- M. Skoryk
8) Light and Shadows -- P. Pizzigoni/arr. V. Marunych
9) Gopak, from 'Gayane' -- A. Khatchaturian/arr. V. Marunych
10) Barinya -- arr. A. Belyaev/A. Tsygankov
12) Moldovenyaska -- Trad./arr. V. Marunych
14) Ural Dance -- B. Troyanovsky
15) Gypsy Guitar -- E. Derbenko/arr. V. Marunych

SOLOISTS: Andrei Saveliev, balalaika, on 3, 4, 5 and 14
Patricia Scherago, clarinet, on 6
Olga Orlovskaya, soprano, on 7, 11 and 13
Volodymyr and Natalia Marunych, bayan and domra, on 2, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 15
Evgenia Tochenaya, tenor domra, on 12

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Our Fifth CD

Digital CD

"Russian Winter"
A 100th-Anniversary Tribute to Composer Nikolai Budasdhkin
Condctor: Svetlana Nikonova

1) Russian Winter -- V. Gorodovskaya
2) Baikal Tale -- N. Budashkin
3, 4, 5, 6) Lyrical Suite, in Four Movements -- N. Budashkin
8) Romance, from "The Gadfly" -- D. Shostakovich
9) Moldavian Dance -- K. Myaskov
12) Travushka Muravushka -- arr. A. Tsygankov
13) Solovey (The Nightingale) -- A. Alabiev/H. Vieuxtemps
15) Bright Shines the Moon -- V. V. Andreyev

SOLOISTS: Alexander Tsygankov, domra solo, on 7 and 12
Evgenia Tochenaya, tenor domra solo, on 8
Vladimir Zakharevich, bayan solo, on 9 and 14
Amy Prussing Lochhaas, flute solo, on 13

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Our Fourth CD


Digital CD
"Dawn on the River Moscow"
Condctor: Svetlana Nikonova

2) Play, my Bagpipe (Zaigrai, moya volynka) -- B. Troyanovsky -- Andrei Saveliev, solo
3) Concerto for Domra - Allegro -- N. Budashkin -- Alexander Tsygankov. solo
4) Concerto for Domra - Dumka -- N. Budashkin -- Alexander Tsygankov, solo
6) Introduction and Csardas -- A. Tsygankov -- Alexander Tsygankov, solo
7) Russian Tunes -- N. Rizol' / V. Gorodovskaya -- Andrei Saveliev, solo
8) Mischievous Tunes -- V. Gridin -- Vladimir Zakharevich, solo
9) The Maiden's Ring (Kol'so dushi-devitsi) -- A. Shalov -- Andrei Saveliev, solo
10) My Front Porch (Akh vy seni) -- arr A. Shalov -- Andrei Saveliev, solo
11) Fantasy on the Romance Din, Din, Din -- B. Yurev / V. Malyarov
12) Brasileira -- D. Milhaud
13) There are Many Mosquitoes in the Woods -- arr. A. Shalov -- Andrei Saveliev, solo
14) Carnival in Venice -- N. Paganini -- Alexander Tsygankov, solo
15) Gypsy Dance -- arr. A. Mamalyga

All selections arranged or orchestrated by Svetlana Nikonova
for The Washington Balalaika Society
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Our Third CD

Digital CD

Released May, 2005
Recordings by Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA
"Music for Peasants and Princes"
Conductor: Svetlana Nikonova

1) The Peddlers (Korobeiniki) -- arr. V. Ditel
2) Souvenir de Vienne -- V. V. Andreyev
3) The Fair, Round-Faced Girl (Byelolitsa, kruglolitsa) -- arr. A. Tsygankov
4) Shine on , My Star -- (Gori, gori, moya zvezda) -- P. Bukhalov -- Anatoly
Panchoshny, basso
5) Along the St. Petersburg Road -- Traditional -- Anatoly Panchoshny, basso
6) Andante Cantibile from String Quartet No. 1- - P. I. Tchaikovsky
7) Two-Step -- Alexander Tsygankov, arranger and domra soloist
8) At the Ball -- P. I. Tchaikovsky -- Anatoly Panchoshny, basso
9) Coachman, Don't Hurry the Horses--Y. Feldman --Anatoly Panchoshny, basso
10) Poem -- Z. Fibich
11) Dance Themes -- Alexander Tsygankov, arranger and domra soloist
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Selections recorded live in concert, 16 October 2004
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12) Romance, from the film "The Snowstorm" -- G. Sviridov
13) Song of the Flea -- M. Mussorgsky --Anatoly Panchoshny, basso
14) Song for the Road -- M. Glinka -- Anatoly Panchoshny, basso
15) Lara's Theme, from the film "Dr. Zhivago" -- M. Jarre
16) Those Were the Days (Dorogoi d'linnoyu) -- arr. A. Trofimov -- Anatoly Panchoshny, basso

All selections arranged by Svetlana Nikonova except as otherwise noted
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Our Second CD

Digital CD

Released July, 2003
Recordings by Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA
"The Washington Balalaika Society and Friends"
Condctors: Svetlana Nikonova and Maxwell McCullough
1) Dark Eyes -- arr. T. Kubota/A. Tsygankov -- Alexander Tsygankov,domra
2) Two Guitars -- arr. T. Kubota/A. Tsygankov -- Alexander Tsygankov, domra
3) Melodiya -- M. Skorik/arr. V. Vasilyeva
4) Po nebu, po sinemu -- A. Shalov -- Andrei Saveliev, balalaika
5) Shutochnaya -- A. Shalov -- Andrei Saveliev, balalaika
6) At the First Light of Dawn -- V. Gorodovskaya/S. Nikonova
7) Moscow Nights -- V. Solovyev-Sedoy/arr. V. Gorodovskaya
8) Moscow Nights March -- E. Sheynkman
9) Troika, from the film "The Snowstorm" -- G. Sviridov/arr. S. Nikonova
10) Waltz, from the film "The Snowstorm* -- G. Sviridov/arr. S. Nikonova
11) Gypsy Rhapsody -- A. Trofimov -- Tamara Volskaya, domra and Anatoly
Trofimov, bayan
12) In the Valley -- arr. A. Shalov -- Valery Zazhigin and Andrei Saveliev, balalaikas
13) Fantasy on Two Russian Songs -- V. Gorodovskaya/arr. S. Nikonova
14) Nad Polyami -- arr. R. Freeman/orch. M. McCullough -- Anya Titova, soprano
15) I Am Blamed By the People -- A. Shalov-- Andrei Saveliev, balalaika
16) Valenki (Woolen Boots) -- A. Shalov -- Andrei Saveliev, balalaika

Selections featuring the quartet of Alexander Tsygankov, domra, Valery Zazhigin, balalaika, Anatoly Trofimov, bayan and Larisa Gottlieb, piano:

17) The Peddlers (Korobeiniki) -- arr. V. Viktorov
18) Kalinka -- Traditional
19) Flight of the Bumblebee -- N. Rimsky-Korsakov
20) Sabre Dance -- A. Khatchaturian
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The Washington Balalaikas
Sextet
 
Released Summer, 2011
"At Last!" The Washington Balalaikas Sextet
featuring
Svetlana Nikonova, prima domra; Zhenya Tochenaya, tenor domra;
Andrei Saveliev, prima balalaika; Vladimir Zakharevich, bayan; Frances Fite, alto balalaika;
Max McCullough, contrabass balalaika

1) Valenki (Woolen Boots) arr. A. Shalov -- Andrei Saveliev, balalaika solo
2) Ey Ukhnem (Songa of Volga Boatmen) -- Max McCullough, contrabass balalaika solo
3) Waltz, from "The Snowstorm" by G. Sviridov
4) Oy da ty, Kalinushka
5) Poem, Op. 41 No. 4 by Z. Fibich
6) Russian Rag, by George Cobb -- Svetlana Nikonova and Zhenya Tochenaya, prima and
tenor domra duo
7) Romance, from 'The Gadfly' by D. Shostakovichm -- Zhenya Tochenaya, tenor domra solo
8) The French Visit -- Vladimid Zakharevich, bayan solo
9) Gazing into Blue Lakes, by E. Trostyansky -- andrei Saveliev, balalaika solo
10) Nocturne, from String Quartet No. 2 by A. Borodin
11) Vinyat mnya v narodye -- Andrei Saveliev, balalaika solo
12) Cafe de Paris -- Vladimir Zakharevich, bayan solo
13) Hora Staccato, by G. Dinicu -- Svetlana Nikonova, domra solo
14) Bonus Track -- Medley of Russian Folk Favorites
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The Artistry of
Balalaika Virtuoso
Andrei Saveliev
Recorded in St. Petersburg, Russia
in 2005, with accompaniment and solos by Ivan Peaskune, bayan
 
 
01) Country Quadrille (Sel'skaya kadril') arr. A. Shalov
02) The Deep Volga River arr. A. Shalov
03) All the Girls Are Going Home arr. B. Troyanovsky
04) Trepak Fantasy arr. D. Dobrohotov
05) Lekurichi - Roumanian folk dance arr. V. Maksimov (bayan solo)
06) The Red Wedding Dress (Krasnii sarafan) arr. A. Varlamov
07) Birchtree Waltz arr. E. Dreisen
08) Mischievous Melodies (Ozorniye naigrishi) arr. V. Gridin (bayan solo)
09) I Met You (Ya v stretil' vas) arr. M. Rozhkov
10) Hometown Times arr. N. Rizol'
11) The Slender Rowan Tree (Ural'skaya ryabinushka) arr. A. Shalov
12) Oh, That Little Birch Tree (Beryozen'ka) arr. B. Tryoanovsky
13) My Husband Had Me Heat the Bath arr. A. Shalov
14) On, The Tiny Snowball-Bush (Oi da ty, kalinushka) arr. I. Panitski (bayan solo)
15) Up in the Sky; the Blue Sky (Po nebu, po sinemu ...) arr. A. Shalov
16) Lara's Theme, from "Dr. Zhivago" arr. I. Peaskune
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The St. Petersburg Trio
"Classical Favorites"
Svetlana Nikonova, domra
Vladimir Zakharevich, bayan
Andrei Saveliev, contrabass
01) Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik W. A. Mozart
Allegro
Andante
03) Rondo alla Turca W. A. Mozart
04) Air in D major J. S. Bach
05) Ave Maria Bach / Gounod
06) The Four Seasons A. Vivaldi
07) Adagio in G minor A. Albinoni
08) Blue Danube Waltz J. Strauss
09) Pizzicato Polka J. Strauss
10) Trick Track Polka J. Strauss
11) Hungarian Dance in G J. Brahms
12) Hungarian Dance in E J. Brahms
13) Medley -- 'Classic Non-Stop' arr. S. Nikonova

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The St. Petersburg Trio
"Russian Tunes"
Just Released!
Svetlana Nikonova, domra
Vladimir Zakharevich, bayan
Andrei Saveliev, contrabass
playing favorite Russian
folk melodies
1) Kalinka on a Saturday Night
2) Step' da step' krugom (Steppes all Around)
3) Barinya -- Traditional Russian dance
4) Beryozka -- Waltz
5) Utemlonnoe Solntze (Burnt by the Sun) -- Russian tango
6) Ochi chorniye (Dark Eyes)
7) Lara's Theme, from the film "Dr. Zhivago"
8) Russian Two-Step
9) Ya v stretil' vas (I Met You) -- Old Russian romance
10) Yablochko (Russian Sailor's Dance, from "The Red Poppy) -- R. Gliere
11) Czardas -- V. Monti
12) Waves of the Danube / Anniversary Waltz -- I. Ivanovici
13) Kadril' (Quadrille) - Russian dance
14) Khorovod -- Round dance
15) Dorogoi d'linnoyu -- or, Those Were the Days
16) Moscow Nights
17) Bright Shines the Moon -- Traditional Russian folk song
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WBS Recordings
4910 Gadsen Drive
Fairfax, VA 22032
 
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