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Terem Quartet

Terem Quartet
Formed: 1986 in St. Petersburg Russia
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Genre: World, Folk
Group Members: Mikhail Dziudze, Igor Ponomarenko, Andrei Konstantinov, Andrei Smirnov
Biography: The Terem Quartet was formed by four graduates of the Leningrad Conservatory by four young men on accordion, balalaika, and (two) domras. They play both traditional folk as well as their own material, and their hallmark is a lively and irreverent eclecticism. They have toured several times with WOMAD. ...Read full biography
Released: 1992
Label: EMI
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Quotes from Tchaikovsky share equal space with Gypsy melodies in this highly literate set of compositions by an ensemble of Russian folk instruments. The Quartet's eccentric approach transforms everything ...Read full review
No, Russia Cannot Be Perceived by Wit
Released: 2000
Label: Intuition Music
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The domra is a Russian folk lute. Alto and soprano versions of this instrument, along with an accordion and a big bass balalaika, form the Terem Quartet instrumentation. These classically-trained musicians ...Read full review
More The Terem Quartet albums: Main Albums (5), Compilations (6)