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Yaruss Quartett

Tatjana Masurenko and Yaruss Quartett

Russian Romantics in a new guise

Russian romantic composers in a new interpretation: this is the task Tatjana Masurenko and the folk-instrument ensemble Yaruss Quartett have dedicated themselves to. With viola, soprano domra and alto domra (Russian mandolins), accordion and double bass, they play well-known Russian works of the 19th century in their own arrangements. Compositions by Rimsky-Korsakoff, Mussorgsky, Borodin and Glasunov get a new sound, it becomes lighter, more open, more flexible and the music gets more elegance, colours and a lively character. The secret: gut strings for all instruments according to historically informed 19th century performance practice; for example, the domras sound like Italian historical mandolins. Coupled with great musicality and joy of playing, the excellent interpretations become an unusual musical experience.

Tatjana Masurenko, Viola

Yaruss Quartett
Elena Kisseljow (domra)
Valerij Kisseljow (altodomra)
Vladislav Cojocaru (accordion)
Geogri Makhoschvili (double bass)

Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Präludium Nr. 10 op. 34 für Viola und Klavier
Roglit Ishay – piano

Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Präludium Nr. 10 op. 34 für Viola und Klavier https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/00-Schostakowitsch-Präludium-Nr.-10-TM.mp3

Dmitri Shostakovich, Prelude no. 24 op. 34 for viola and piano
Roglit Ishay - piano

Dmitri Shostakovich, Prelude no. 24 op. 34 for viola and piano https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/1-Schostakowitsch-Präludium-24-TM.mp3

Moritz Gagern, Auffädeln“ for viola and speaker
Brigitte Fassbaender - speaker

Moritz Gagern, Auffädeln“ for viola and speaker https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/2-Moritz-Gagern-Auffädeln.mp3

Alexander Glasunow, Elegie op. 44 for viola and piano
Roglit Ishay - piano

Alexander Glasunow, Elegie op. 44 for viola and piano https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/3-Glasunow-Elegie_TM.mp3

Sally Beamish, concert no. 1 for viola and orchestra
NDR Radiophilharmonie, Garry Walker - conductor

Sally Beamish, concert no. 1 for viola and orchestra https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/4-Beamish-Konzert_TM.mp3

Sergej Prokofiew, Romeo and Julia (ballett suite), arrangement: Vadim Borisovsky, no. 4, Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights), Allegro pesante
Roglit Ishay - piano

Sergej Prokofiew, Romeo and Julia (ballett suite), arrangement: Vadim Borisovsky, no. 4, Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights), Allegro pesante https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/5-Prokofiew-Romeo+Julia-Montagues-TM.mp3

Bruno Maderna, Viola for Viola solo (live)
Tatjana Masurenko - Viola

Bruno Maderna, Viola for Viola solo (live) https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/6-Maderna-Viola.mp3

William Walton, concert for viola and orchestra, 1st mouvement, Andante commodo
NDR Radiophilharmonie, Garry Walker - conductor

William Walton, concert for viola and orchestra, 1st mouvement, Andante commodo https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/7-Walton-Konzert-1.-Satz.mp3

Igor Strawinsky, „Elégie“
Tatjana Masurenko - viola

Igor Strawinsky, „Elégie“ https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/8-Strawinsky-Elegie-TM.mp3

Piotr Tschaikowski, Valse sentimentale op. 51 Nr. 6 for viola and piano
Roglit Ishay - piano

Piotr Tschaikowski, Valse sentimentale op. 51 Nr. 6 for viola and piano https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/9-Tschaikowsky-Vals-sentimentale-TM.mp3

Edison Denisow, Chamber Music for viola, harpsichord and strings
Gewandhausorchester, Michael Agrest - conductor

Edison Denisow, Chamber Music for viola, harpsichord and strings https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/10-Denisow-Kammermusik_TM.mp3

A. Zyganow, Introduction and Czardas (live)
Yaruss-Quartett

A. Zyganow, Introduction and Czardas (live) https://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/11-A.-Zyganow-Introduktion-und-Czardas-TM.mp3

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