Released in the summer of 2011, Viktoria Mullova's genre defying recording The Peasant Girl was released to critical acclaim and much media coverage. A world tour for the album is now underway. This DVD charts the making of the recording at London's prestigious Abbey Road Studios, and the camera catches Viktoria and the Matthew Barley Ensemble performing complete tracks and relaxing and talking between sessions. The documentary is a moving insight into the Peasant Girl project, why and how it all came together. This is music making of the highest order. Viktoria's rural origins in Ukraine are reflected in the programme that combines elements of classical music and jazz and reflects the phenomenal influence that the gypsies have had on swathes of 20th century music. The Peasant Girl is blissfully free from the misleading shackles of genre.