Interview with Oleg Timofeyev
Back in his days as an early-music specialist, musician/scholar Oleg Timofeyev never dreamed of performing Russian music. Then he discovered Georgian-born composer Matvei Pavlov-Azancheev, who created a body of work for the Russian seven-string guitar while languishing in a Soviet labor camp during the Stalin years. Minnesota Public Radio’s Mindy Ratner spoke with Timofeyev about composer Pavlov-Azancheev, and the unique instrument for which he wrote.
Timofeyev performs "Guitar in the Gulag"
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