The Russian Guitar Quartet presented works from their A Tribute to the Mighty Handful recording on the Andrés Segovia Guitar Series at Northwestern University in 2014:
A Tribute to the Mighty Handful
The Russian Guitar Quartet
“Our goal is to bring [this music] back because it’s absolutely the best expression of Russian musical soul…” — Oleg Timofeyev
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.