25 June 2018

Sun Princess classics

More sedate were the classically trained performers playing a mix of classical and popular and jazz music in the bar mostly in the afternoon or early evening. The Grazia String Duo comprised two female violinists from the Ukraine. Lyudmyla Chrstyakova mostly played the first line with Kristina Sandetska playing second, an accompanying harmony or rhythmic line. Again, plenty of mainstream film and show hits (Memory, Shadow of your smile, Hello dolly, Come fly with me and the like( along with the occasional popular classical number. Again, this is not concert hall, but a little gets slipped in. Nice. Grazia's offsider was Russian pianist Olena Konstantinova. Think Misty, All of me, My way along with Lieberstraum and Fur Elise and more. I have each of their CDs as souvenirs. I can only laugh with pleasure at Olena's note: "From funny classical to another funny musician somewhere at the sea ... With best wishes! Olena :)" Lovely. Her English is better than my Russian.<br><br>

Olena Konstantinova (piano) and the Grazia String Duo, comprising Lyudmyla Chrstyakova and Kristina Sandetska (violins) played on the Sun Princess.

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