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Vyacheslav Shchurov

The original music from the former Soviet Union was preserved through the efforts of vocalist and ethnomusicologist Vyacheslav Shchurov. As students of important folk music researcher Anna Rudneva, Shchurov was therefore transferred by field research conducted along with his instructor, that in 1958 he produced a trio to execute the music they gathered. This sparked a revival appealing in traditional Russian music. Producing many concerts on the Composers’ Home in Moscow through the past due ’60s, he supplied a community forum for folk-oriented music artists. He formed a big ensemble of performers, Solovka, in 1968, with graduates of Moscow’s Gnesin Musical Institute. Concentrating on the unique performing varieties of the mountainous area of Tuva, Shchurov created an recording, Pesni I Instrumentalie Melodii Tuvi, that included the 1st recorded types of Tuvan vocalizing.

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