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Renaissance of the Vargan

Vladimir Markov – Out of time. Russian jew’s harp music

Vladimir Markov – Out of time. Russian jew’s harp music (Sketis Music, SKMR-126, 2017)

The jew’s harp had disappeared in Russia until Vladimir Markov (Владимир Марков) and other enthusiasts revived it. Markov, a musician from Irkutsk conducted research and started playing the vargan, the Russian jew’s harp in the 1990s.

Out of time – Russian jew’s harp music (Вне времён. Русская варганная музыка) is Markov’s vision of how the vargan was used. It’s a fascinating album of traditional Russian folk songs adapted to jew’s harp.

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