Orpheus Trio (RUS)

Orpheus Trio

Orpheus Trio (RUS)

Orpheus Trio (RUS)The word gusli may ring unfamiliar. It is an East Slavic multi-stringed, plucked instrument, a kind of Russian zither. Some Russians contend it’s the country’s national instrument. It is ancient and has kin across Europe. Grounded in Slav history, gusli figures in epic sagas, operas (Rimsky-Korsakov, Mikhail Glinka), and great paintings. The Orpheus Trio is here to remind or acquaint us about Russia’s current gusli revival. Let’s call the Orpheus Trio contemporary, tradition-based gusli music for modern ears.