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Russia mourns ‘Paganini of the balalaika’

June 20, 2018 by norman lebrecht

4 comments.


The virtuoso balalaika player Mikhail Rozhkov has died at the age of 99.

It was none other than Herbert von Karajan who gave him the Paganini title.


Comments (4)

  1. John Borstlap says:

    My PA is the Paganini of the word processor.

    1. Barry Guerrero says:

      My wife is the Paganini of the food processor.

      1. M2N2K says:

        My cat is Paganini of mouse processing.

  2. barry guerrero says:

    “Oh Oksana, oh don’t cry for me, I come the Ural Mountains with a balalaika upon my knee”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bH0CAPzef8


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