National Honored Chapel of Bandura-Players of Ukraine named after H.I.Mayboroda is, presumably, one of the most respected music collectives of the country. Not only due to the status, but also due to their age – in fact, its history dates back to 1918, that is practically 90 years ago. I am not sure that a lot of similar independent collectives of such age can be found in the world – and, moreover, those in the bloom of their creative forces. To say nothing already about that a complete analogue is also physically impossible because the bandura is a peculiarly Ukrainian instrument. Actually, no longer just an instrument, but an embodiment and a symbol, the soul and word of a Ukrainian, wherever he/she might live. Therefore, I think, the new release will bring joy to many people – both Ukrainians all over the world, and those who are interested in the culture of Ukraine. And those who are not indifferent to the artistic epics approach to performance of music pieces. Regardless of the scale. Actually, in such performance even quite an insignificant piece would look solid. Well, and the Chapel does not perform just any piece, its repertoire contains a lot of Ukrainian pearls, both music and poetic ones – you will hear them yourselves. And the genre specificity of the collective is that all the artists sing and simultaneously play the banduras.
The release consists of four discs of premium design. And, though each of them is independent and complete, we still recommend those interested to buy all the four collections
. Figures of an epic scale require extensive canvas and great attention – but there is nothing to compare with the experience of getting acquainted with them.