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Waltz of the Faun

(Vasily Andreyev)

Vasily Andreyev wrote this song for the balalaika orchestra he formed in 1888.  This popular balalaika composition was possibly using the influences of the traditional Russian folk music that he was constantly trying to preserve.

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