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Under the Apple Tree

(Vasily Andreyev)

This song was written after Vasily Andreyev had formed the first balalaika orchestra in 1888.  It is one of his very popular balalaika compositions that was possibly adapted from an old Russian folk tune.

Osipov Russian State Folk Orchestra recordings
Mercury 432 000-2 (CD: Balalaika Favourites)
Conductor – Vitaly Gnutov
Domra – Rudolf Belov