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tonalist's videos: contemporary music in Moscow
May 9, 2011 3:16 AM   Subscribe

tonalist (aka composer Pavel Karmanov) is a YouTube user who has uploaded numerous videos featuring performances of contemporary/classical music from the former Soviet Union...

For example:
- Karmanov's own 'Cambridge Music' and 'Twice a Double Concerto';
- Christmas Song, Sarabanda and Blossoming Jasmine, by the Latvian composer Georgs Pelēcis;
- Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov's Kitsch-Musik for piano, and an un-named choral work (or works) also by Silvestrov;
- Anton Batagov's Pustota, part 3 (Batagov, along with Karmanov, Vladimir Martynov & Sergei Zagny have been featured in a documentary entitled After Bach);
- Vladimir Martynov's 'deti vydry' (other works by Martynov elsewhere on YouTube include excerpts from Children of the Otter featuring the Tuvan ensemble Huun Huur Tu).
Many of tonalist's videos showcase performances at the ДОМ Cultural Centre in Moscow, a few more of which follow:
- Philip Glass's String Quartet no.5, performed by the ODEONQUARTET;
- The same quartet performing Tenebrae, by Osvaldo Golijov;
- Steve Reich's Double Sextet;
- Moz Art à la Haydn, by Alfred Schnittke.
posted by misteraitch (3 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
There goes my evening.
posted by Coaticass at 5:05 AM on May 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fantastic ! Thank you !
posted by nicolin at 6:27 AM on May 9, 2011


Just listened to Karmanov's two—sublime!
posted by SNACKeR at 12:25 PM on May 9, 2011


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