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Balalaika

A Russian balalaika. This instrument is a form of folk lute. It has a resonating belly and long neck, and strings that run from the base of the belly and right along the full length of the neck.


Balalaika

The balalaika viewed from the rear


Contrabass Balalaika (image)

A contrabass balaleika.
(Photo: tomoslavmedak.)





Two balalaikas and a harp (image)

Two balalaikas and a harp pictured at the Leiziger Herbstmesse (the Leipzig Autumn Fair), Germany, in 1954.
(Photo: Deutsche Fotothek.)


Balalaika on USSR stamp (image)

Balalaika (center) depicted on a 1989 Soviet stamp, along with other traditional music instruments: (from left to right) spoons, gusli, zhaleika and garmonika.


Andreyev with balalaika (image)

Vasily Vasilevich Andreyev posing with a balalaika in the 1880s.

Andreyev was responsible for the modern popularity of the balalaika which until the 19th cenutry was an instrument played by the peasants. With the help of a professional instrument maker, he developed this instrument and promoted its use for playing popular Russian music and light classical pieces.





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