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