Na Kostre – By the Campfire (2005)

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Na Kostre (By the Campfire) is a song I composed based on ancient Goliard poetry, as translated into Russian by my grandfather, Lev Ginzburg.
CATEGORY Chamber music with vocals, Russian lyrics
INSTRUMENTATION “Na Kostre” is available as a lead sheet, and was premiered in New York by the Gypsy band Romashka (video link below).

It is also available in a version for vocalist and string quartet. Other arrangements upon request.

DURATION 4 minutes
WORLD PREMIERE October 19, 2005 – Concert Hall of the Union of Composers, Moscow, Russia
WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMERS Inna Barmash, vocal; Ljova, viola; string quartet under the direction of Gennady Val
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES October 27, 2013 – WOMEX 2013 Showcase conference – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff UK — [watch video] January 17, 2007 – Joe’s Pub, New York, with Romashka — [watch video]
RECORDING Recorded by Ljova and the Kontraband for our 2nd album, forthcoming in 2014.
Recorded as a demo by Inna Barmash (vocals) and Ljova (violas), available at
SCORE AVAILABILITY All arrangements are available for sale via PDF or mail delivery; arrangements for combinations not listed above may be commissioned on request. [contact for more info]

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