Viktoria Mullova's rural origins in Ukraine are reflected in this eclectic album, which combines elements of classical music and jazz and reflects the phenomenal influence that the gypsies have had on swathes of music in the 20th century. This is music that is blissfully free from the misleading shackles of genre.
All the music in this eclectic programme reflects the phenomenal influence of gypsy music on both classical and jazz music in the 20th century – even when wearing smart ‘classical’ clothes, the music of the gypsies cannot disguise its honesty, directness and the heart beating inside the clothes.
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Viktoria Mullova and the Matthew Barley Ensemble, making their new CD, The Peasant Girl ...
Viktoria Mullova, "Bi Lovengo"