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A double bass CD with a title that invokes Russian nationality for purposes of defining its contents could invite both culturally biased and probably inappropriate analysis as well as the comments of the deconstructionists who pretend to defend the "other." On occasion, the interpretation of Russian music has been mired in this manner of discourse. Fortunately, emerging soloists such as Leon Bosch allow us to set aside hermeneutics and, instead, focus on the more intuitive and satisfying aspects of musical performance as they could pertain to a particular nationality. The CD explores a range of human emotion that is as much a projection of the life and persona of Mr. Bosch as well as the music of the composers themselves.


© 2009 Jeremy C. Baguyos