Mikhail (Motja) Zlatopolsky

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Mikhail (Motja) Zlatopolsky

Post  The Long Shot on Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:16 pm



Voice Type: Earth-Shaking Oktavist
Vocal Range: C1-F4

Significant High Notes:

F4: "Yemelyan Pugachev"
E♭4: "Now Lettest Thou"
C♯4: "Cherubic Hymn (Chesnokov)"
C4: "Cherubic Hymn (Alyabyev)"
B3: "The Twelve Robbers"
B♭3: "Cherubic Hymn (Chesnokov)", "I See Thy Bridal Chamber", "Our Father", "Prayer of Penitence for Russia"
A3: "Cherubic Hymn (Alyabyev)"
G♯3: "Behold the Bridegroom", "Cherubic Hymn (Chesnokov)"
F3: "Our Father", "Prayer for the Dead", "We Magnify, We Magnify Thee", "Yemelyan Pugachev"
E♭3: "Our Father", "Yemelyan Pugachev"
D3: "Prayer for the Dead"

Significant Low Notes:

C2: "Cherubic Hymn (Alyabyev)", "Yemelyan Pugachev"
B1: "Lullaby", "Oh, You Wide Steppe", "The Twelve Robbers"
B♭1: "I See Thy Bridal Chamber", "Now Lettest Thou", "Our Father", "Prayer of Penitence for Russia"
A1: "I Marvel at the Sky", "Prayer for the Dead", "We Magnify, We Magnify Thee"
G♯1: "Behold the Bridegroom", "Lullaby", "Monotonously Rings the Bell", "Oh, You Wide Steppe"
G1: "Cherubic Hymn (Chesnokov)", "Prayer of Penitence for Russia"
F♯1: "The Twelve Robbers"
F1: "Cherubic Hymn (Alyabyev)"
E1: "I Marvel at the Sky"
D1: "Prayer for the Dead", "We Magnify, We Magnify Thee"
C♯1: "Monotonously Rings the Bell"
C1: "Prayer for the Dead"

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*Underlines mark notes found in lead vocals.


Videos:


A rare video of Zlatopolsky performing. Some C2's and A1's in this; don't know the name of the song, though.



An interview with Zlatopolsky, which contains a bass solo at the beginning that bottoms at G♯1.



C♯1 at 0:32.



Multiple A1's, D1's and a C1 at 4:50.

Russian oktavist and former holder of the Guinness World Record for lowest note produced by a human being (E♭1, broken by J.D. Sumner's C1 in 1966). The most resonant bass that has ever lived, his voice is one that would be too ridiculously unrealistic for even the most bizarre movie script. And yet, it is quite real. Consider this story from an individual that was lucky enough to sing in the same choir as Zlatopolsky, "At one concert on a small stage, we stood in close alignment. I was next to Mikhail. We were performing Kedrov's Our Father, and Zlatopolsky went into the contra octave. His voice began to shake the bodies of us who were standing near to him. I was not up to singing—stood there in a kind of trance, trying to comprehend the experience." While he no longer holds the "official" world record, he does have the notoriety of having the lowest known note recorded by a human being without amplification, that being his C1 in "Prayer for the Dead". His is a voice you have to hear to believe, so I will leave you some spoilered clips to help you out.

If you have any other notes that I need to be aware of, don't hesitate to reply! Special thanks to user oktavism.com; his YouTube channel is where most of Zlatopolsky's recordings that are on the internet can be found, so please lend him a subscription!


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Re: Mikhail (Motja) Zlatopolsky

Post  Princesszolli Demi on Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:29 pm

mmmmm this thread was long needed  Cheers
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Re: Mikhail (Motja) Zlatopolsky

Post  CoolBeans on Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:56 am

How does he even produce fourth octave notes?

I'm gonna need some proof.
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Post  Celice on Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:19 pm

Sorry I have nothing useful to post here, but does anyone else think that picture makes him look a bit like the actor Sid James?


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Post  The Long Shot on Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:21 pm

Most of his fourth octave notes are in unison with the rest of the choir, but here's the clip where he shouts a bunch of sustained fourth octave notes.



Zlatopolsky is the one speaking from 2:14 onwards. He hits E4 and F4 around 2:30-2:40; they're sustained notes as well, definitely significant in my eyes.
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Post  CoolBeans on Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:19 pm

Without a doubt worthy of recognition, yes. They're clear, resonant, and he even gets a little vibrato going.

Celice wrote:Sorry I have nothing useful to post here, but does anyone else think that picture makes him look a bit like the actor Sid James?

Yeah, maybe his older brother. Probably not quite the same character.
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Post  WLord1310 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:31 am



Around 0:55 there's another G1.
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