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The fadolín is an instrument roughly the size of a violin, but with a crucial difference — where a violin would have only four strings, the fadolín adds two strings to the bottom (F and C), extending the fadolín’s range over an octave, almost to the bottom of the cello. Ljova's fadolín was built by Nathaniel Rowan, and the instrument was invented by luthier Eric Aceto. This album, conceived during the pandemic, includes 40 minutes of Ljova's original music for the instrument, as well as reimagined works by Bach, his contemporary Turlough O'Carolan, and Ljova's father, Alexander Zhurbin. Ljova is also offering the sheet music for all the pieces on the album - for $1 here. BELOW: Bach — Chromatic Fantasy arranged for fadolín by Ljova:
This is a one-tune release, but it's a lovely and familiar piece: Bomsori performs Pablo de Sarasate's arrangement of Frederic Chopin's classic Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 in E-flat Major, with pianist Rafal Blechacz.
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