Friday, February 11, 2011


Here's a lovely album by two Russians performing on the glass harp and the verrophone. The glass harp, like Gloria Parker's wine glasses, are glasses filled with various amounts of water and played by running one's fingers along the rim. The verrophone uses the same principle but with vertically stacked tubes. No other instruments! 100% glass-kickin' goodness played with virtuosic skill. Will it drive you mad like the glass harmonica is said to do?! I don't know, but it sure is squeaky. Fascinating, but squeaky.

Apart from the familiar (perhaps too familiar) classical classics, I particularly like the dreamy, almost abstract "Fleetness," and the appropriately named "Cuckoo." Nice to hear another version of "Anitra's Dance" - I posted a spooky pipe-organ version on my "Strange Interludes" collection.

Timofey Vinkovsky & Igor Sklyarov "Crystal Harmony"

1. L.Boccherini - Menueto
2. J.S.Bach - Ave Maria
3. F. Schubert - Musical Moment in f-moll op.94
4. W.A.Mozart - Rondo alla Turca, Sonate A-dur KV331
5. W.A.Mozart - Adagio C-dur for Glass Armonika
6. Dvorak - Humoreske
7. Vivaldi - Konzer
t Nr4 f-moll Allegro non molto
8. Vivaldi - Konze
rt Nr4 f-moll Largo
9. Vivaldi - Konzert Nr4 f-moll Allegro
10. L.C.Daquin
- Cuckoo
11. F.Chopin - Prelud
e e-moll op.28
12. F.Chopin - Walzer 2 op.69
13. S.Prokofjev - Fleetness
14. E.Grief - Anitras
15. Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker, Herdsman Dance
16. Tchaikovsky -
Nutcracker, Dance of the Sugar Plam Fairy
17. Skryabin - Prleude Fis-dur
18. L.v.Beethoven - Fuer Elise
19. W.A.Mozart
- Theme from Sonata A-dur

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG this is so fucking amazing
thanks alot!!!