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Gusli

Viktor Vasnetsov - Guslyary (Gusli musicians), 1899.
Viktor Vasnetsov – Guslyary (Gusli musicians), 1899.

Gusli

is one of the oldest musical instruments that have played an important role in the Russian music culture. The Greek historians Theophylact Simocatta and Theophan were the first to mention the gusli. During the war at the end of the 6th century, the Greeks took Slavonic prisoners and found a musical instrument named the Gusli. This corresponds to what the Arabic authors Al-Masudi and Ibn-Dasta mentioned in the 10th century.

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Lev Termen Plays the Termenvox

Lev Termen plays termenvox
Lev Termen plays termenvox

Russian inventor Lev Termen (Léon Theremin) of French/German descent who in 1920 created termenvox (aka theremin) among other things, plays the instrument:

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The Fall Has Fallen Upon Us All

#Осень 🍁🍂🍃 #Evening #TheFall #Autumn #Russia #RussianUniverse #NoFilter #Sky #Clouds

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10 °C in Moscow. The Fall has fallen upon us all. Thus, it’s time for a very popular Russian song about autumn – (Что такое) осень (Chto takoye osen’, lit. what is autumn). It was written in September 1991 and the video was shot in October.

The Afterglow after Afterparty (The Quasi-Colonial Suite)

The Politics of Music & the Music of Politics.

Track №3: “The Afterglow after Afterparty”.

Acid Yeltsin
Acid Yeltsin

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