This is the first non-classical project Viktoria Mullova has wholly created and produced on her own. Mullova's idea to record the songs came about during the course of several informal gigs and jams with friends over the years. Gradually the idea for the project took shape, and Mullova formed the group to include guitarist Carioca, from Rio, cellist Matthew Barley and two percussionists: Brazilian Luiz Guello, and Paul Clarvis, with whom she previously collaborated on two non-classical music albums. In August 2013 she took the group to Rio de Janeiro to record the album over three thrilling evenings.
Due for release in April 2014.
Already Viktoria Mullova's eagerly awaited new recording of Bach concertos with Ottavio Dantone and Accademia Bizantina is receiving rave reviews.
Viktoria's biography 'From Russia to Love' is available now. You can buy it on Amazon, in hardcover and Kindle formats.
Viktoria Mullova's rural origins in Ukraine are reflected in the eclectic programme that comprises The Peasant Girl project. Elements of classical music and jazz reflect the phenomenal influence that the gypsies have had on swathes of music in the 20th century. This DVD contains the recording sessions at London's Abbey Road studios, plus a documentary on the making of the remarkable album, with extensive interviews with Viktoria, Matthew Barley and his ensemble.