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Victor Solomin – Domra – Sonatas and Partitas for…

Victor Solomin is a domra player from Kiew in the Ukraine. He likes to play Jazz and music by Sting on his domra, but he also plays the works by Johann Sebastian Bach. I have compiled a playlist with recordings of the Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo by Johann Sebastian Bach played by Victor Solomin on the domra.

The playlist starts with some recordings of the Sonata No. 1 and the Partita No. 1 from the year 2000, followed by some live recordings from a concert given in 2007 in Kiew. This includes a recording of the famous Chaconne.

Enjoy the works by Bach and Victor Solomin!

Playlist Victor Solomin – Sonata Nr. 1 / Partita No. 1 by J. S. Bach for Violin solo

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Domra and Guitar Duo 9 String Theory – Piazzolla,…

I have recently discovered the domra and guitar duet 9 String Theory from Atlanta, USA. They have just gievn an interview to present their next concert. It is available on the website of WABE

9 String Theory is not just a catchy name but also a straightforward calculation. It’s a musical duo featuring Angelina Galashenkova on the domra, which has three strings, and John Huston on classical guitar, which has six strings.

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9 String Theory

Playlist 9 String Theory – Domra and Classical Guitar

Program

  • Romanian Folk Dances (Bela Bartok)
  • Sonata (Nicolo Paganini)
  • Libertango, Cafe, Bordello 1900 (Astor Piazzolla)
  • Aria (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
  • Liebesfreud (G. Kreisler)
  • Czardasz
  • Sonata (Scarlatti)

Enjoy the Domra and Guitar Duo 9 String Theory!

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“The highest open string on the guitar is the lowest note on the domra,” Huston said. “It lends itself as an expanded guitar or the guitar a very deep and harmonized domra.”

Galashenkova and Huston released a self-titled CD, which features tradition Russian folk songs, Manuel de Falla, George Gershwin, Béla Bartók and several pieces by Astor Piazzolla.

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Victor Solomin – Domra / Electric Domra – Astor…

Last year I watched some videos of Victor Solomin and his band. Victor plays the domra, but he does not only play traditional and classical music on his domra, but also a lot of jazz with his band.

Today I found a new video of Victor Solomin with a great performance of Libertango by Astor Piazzolla played on the domra with piano accompanyment:

Victor Solomin Fantazia to Libertango by Astor Piazzolla Victor Solomin domra Alexey Bogolubov piano

I first found Victor Solomin’s profile when I looked for recordings of Stings song Fragile. Victor Solomin played a fantastic version of Fragile on his Domra:

Fragile (Sting) – Played by Victor Solomin and his Band – Domra

You can also find an interesting version of “Spain” by Chick Corea and many more jazz videos, also a set of classical performances of compositions by J. S. Bach and Schmittke

Totally different is the following new song by Nadin Branitskaya and the Solomin Band:

Весна Spring

SOLOMINBAND Music by Victor Solomin, words by Dar’ya Gorbatcheva, vocal – Nadin Branitskaya

Additional Information

youtube channel Solomin Band: http://www.youtube.com/user/SOLOMINBAND

Homepage Solomin Band (also available in English): http://www.solomin.org.ua/eng/


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Domra and Guitar – Russian Folksong and Flamenco

Roman Gurochkin is a cameraman and photographer from St. Petersburg, Russia, and his wife is a classical guitarist. Roman has produced several high quality music videos, including two videos with domra and guitar.

The domra is a plucked instrument from Russia similar to a mandolin. It has 3 or 4 single stings tuned in fifths. You can find more information about the domra in the wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domra or in the Atlas of plucked instruments http://www.atlasofpluckedinstruments.com/europe2.htm

The first piece is a Russian folk song arranged for domra and guitar by M. Sheinkman. In the second piece you can see and hear the domra playing a piece in flamenco style.

Domra-Maya Mikhailova,classical guitar-Marina Gurochkina.

Domra-Maya Mikhailova, classical guitar- Marina Gurochkina.Russkaya folk song arr. M. Sheinkman “monotonous greatest sound the bell”, arrangement for guitar Marina Gurochkina.

Domra, Maya Mikhailova, classical guitar, Marina Gurochkina. Kozlov “piece in the style of flamenco.

Roman Gurochkin has two blogs with some other videos. He has recently made several videos from the earlymusic festival in St. Petersburg. Those include a video by Jose Miguel Moreno on the vihuela and a video of a woman playing the Chinese Pi-pa: http://roman-gurochkin.livejournal.com/ and http://romagurochkin.blogspot.com/

Youtube channel of  Roman Gurochkin with more videos with pieces for the guitar by Roland Dyens, Carlo Domeniconi and John Downland: http://www.youtube.com/user/Gurochkin

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