Tuesday, 22 December 2009

FourAnd A Half Octaves!

When considering one's likes in music, this can be dictated by lyrics, the singer's voice, the melody or a combination of both. Now and again one comes across an 'oddity', for example the Orson Welles 'hit' which was posted yesterday.

Another 'oddity' was Ivan Rebroff, a German singer, allegedly of Russian ancestry, with an extraordinary vocal range of four and a half octaves, ranging from soprano to impressive bass registers. An example which demonstrates the almost unbelievable range of his voice is the video below.

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