“Shtetl Portrait” was the first piece that came out of this beautiful fadolín, at the house of its maker, Alexander Tulchinsky, in Connecticut, in early February of 2022. I often play “Shtetl Portrait” as a warmup while practicing. It’s quiet and tender, and takes advantage of the fadolín range in a non-flashy way. I hope that you’ll enjoy it, too!
Watch a video of “The Gaze”, the first track from Ljova’s new album “Lost in Kino 2”
Lost in Kino 2, the sequel to my 2011 album “Lost in Kino“, features music…
the final installment of “Behind The Tracks” about the album “Enter The Fadolín”, focusing on the five remaining miniatures in the collection — enjoy!
A “Behind The Tracks” post about Ljova’s composition “A Nocturne”
Ljova – “Moonlit Waltz” Ljova, fadolín and composition Thank you so much to my Patreon…
I’ve been using Instagram as my on-the-go sketchpad of sorts, making 1-minute (or shorter) loop-minded tunes — here are a few and I’ll add others as they avail themselves.
What’s another waltz among friends? This one very much indebted to a style of my father, composer Alexander Zhurbin — possibly the only moment of me playing piano on all of the internet! Enjoy!
Ljova takes a candid look at the state of his collaborations in 2015.
for several uniquely varied weeks in April-May 2013, Ljova kept a diary at the request of the Journal of the American Viola Society. Read the article.