A Tribute to the Mighty Handful
The Russian Guitar Quartet
Renowned guitarist and lutenist Oleg Timofeyev, formed the Russian Guitar Quartet in 2006 for the specific purpose of resurrecting Russia’s once-popular seven-string guitar tradition in the 21st century. And what better way to demonstrate the unique sound and style of such an ensemble than to arrange for it the music of “Mighty Handful” – the influential 19th-century alliance of five composers who collectively sought to establish a unique, folk-based brand of Russian national music.
Gleb Ivanov, Piano
Strauss, Grünfeld, Liszt, Schubert, Respighi, Chopin, Grieg, Rachmaninoff
Gleb Ivanov remains utterly true to the legendary traditions of the Russian school of piano playing, while deriving both inspiration and virtuosic example from the world’s greatest technical masters of the keyboard: legendary artists like Horowitz, Rachmaninoff, Gilels and others.