Sunday, June 28, 2009

Libertango - MTV Style

Quite a few rubles flowed to produce today's video of Libertango. The videography is exceptional and the staging, costuming and choreography are very creative. The music has its moments but it takes a backseat to the progression of images in the video. If Piazzolla ever makes it to MTV, it will be through this video.

The musicians are a combination of two groups: a harp duo called Шарм (phonetically, "Sharm" or maybe "Charm") and a Trumpet-Violin trio called Ятор-шоу (phonetically, "Yator-show"). The harpists, Catherine and Julia Kareva, are classically trained and perform and record as individuals in addition to teaming up as "Charm". The "Yator Show" trio is led by former solo trumpeter of the Presidential Orchestra of Russia, Bogdan Yatorum, and includes two conservatory violinists, Taisiya Panina and Svetlana Starostina. These are musicians who have devoted an enormous part of their life to rigorous musical training. That they are able to put aside the pretensions that sometimes accompany such training and produce a video like today's feature is remarkable.

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