- Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Notes & Reviews:
Released in the summer of 2011, Viktoria Mullova's genre defying recording 'The Peasant Girl' was released to critical acclaim and much media coverage. A world tour for the album is now underway.
This DVD charts the making of the recording at London's prestigious Abbey Road Studios, and the camera catches Viktoria and the Matthew Barley Ensemble performing complete tracks and relaxing and talking between sessions. The documentary is a moving insight into the 'Peasant Girl' project, why and how it all came together.
This is music making of the highest order. Viktoria's rural origins in Ukraine are reflected in the program that combines elements of classical music and jazz and reflects the phenomenal influence that the gypsies have had on swathes of 20th century music.
'The Peasant Girl' is blissfully free from the misleading shackles of genre.
The Arts Desk
Crossover projects like this can be fraught with disaster, but The Peasant Girl succeeds nicely, largely in part to the quality of the collaborators...And you don't doubt that these five musicians actually enjoyed making the recording; it's fun to see them tackling such a quirky range of material encompassing Weather Report and Youssou N'Dour. This is well worth a watch.
Run Time: 65 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
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- Performer: Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
- Ensemble: Matthew Barley Ensemble