‘After the war,’ Brandark murmured, and the balalaika 's soft notes were suddenly dark and discordant.
A slow opening track, it reflects a reminiscent and reflective mood created by the atmospheric soundscape style of slow balalaika sounding guitars, heavy cymbal use, and acerbic but complementary vocals heard throughout the album.
When his mother dies in the beginning of the story, he looks at her abandoned balalaika and hears what will become the incessant ‘Lara's Theme.’
Add 3 teaspoonfuls of Russian nationalism and voila - the balalaika hit the streets in a blaze and haze of string glory.
We joined the ‘Lev Tolstoy’ ship and were welcomed with a piece of rather horrid salted bread and a glass of vodka, followed by some Russian entertainment featuring virtuoso balalaika playing.
By the age of 4, he was able to play the balalaika , accordion, and guitar, and by 8, the oboe as well as the trombone and other brass instruments.
It buzzes with life every night, and features a band with a phenomenal balalaika player that has practically everyone on their feet cheering.
All the chorus writing, including some clarinet-led boat music in which strings imitate a balalaika , a wedding song that yields to anguish, some vigorous, aggressive Polish bravado, and the noble imperial finale, is dramatic and vivid.
Now he straightened his embroidered jerkin and fluffed his lace cuffs with a fastidious air, and the strings of the balalaika on his back sang gently as he shrugged.
I watched Daniil, as I was sitting down the table from him, as he strummed the balalaika 's strings like stroking a lover's hand.