January 25, 2020

I have re-uploaded a recording with some photographs of Streltsov that I was recently able to obtain.

You can hear Streltsov descending to a low E1 at the close of this remarkable recording. I was recently able to contact some of Streltsov's remaining family and le...

April 21, 2017

Review: Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil by Gloriæ De Cantores under Peter Jermihov, joined by members of the St. Romanos Cappella, The Patriarch Tikhon Choir, and The Washington Master Chorale.

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil has been performed wonderfully many times. In...

January 19, 2017

As basso-profundo and octavist, Mr. Sutko has sung with the Northwestern University Choir, the Rockafeller Choir of the University of Chicago and the Bach  Society of St. Louis. He has sung the Vigil Services of Rachmaninov, Gretchaninov, Kalinnikov and selections of C...

June 9, 2016

Take a look at the oktavists page--many new names have been added!

I have also begun work with a Russian colleague in developing a Russian-language partner site to Oktavism.com. It has much information on historical Russian oktavists. You can view the site here:

April 8, 2016

Although oktavism.com will still feature longer articles, be sure to follow us on Facebook for more frequent updates.




As I don't have a lot of time to write as of late, I've been sharing videos and short post on the Facebook page more...

December 10, 2015

I've added Jyrki Korhonen to the oktavists page. Korhonen is a Finnish opera and choral singer who has performed many roles, but is particularly notable for his performances of Rautavaara's vocal works, which are often place unusual demands upon the bass voice.  He stu...

July 20, 2015

Glenn Miller is the first oktavist to have ever recorded Chesnokov's original ending with the double low G. Now we finally get a chance to see it!


Audivi sings at the AGO convention in New Haven, CT, June 2015. Featuring Glenn Miller, Basso Profundo, who recently won a...

March 12, 2015


          March 10th was the 100-year anniversary of the first performance of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil. Coincidentally, this was also the release date of a new recording of the Vespers, by The Kansas City Chorale and the Phoenix Chorale under Charles Bruffy. To b...

February 15, 2015

English subtitles for Part 2 of the Zlatopolsky documentary are available!


January 26, 2015



            I recently purchased the Vox Early Music Ensemble’s disc Extreme Singing: La Rue Requiem and other Low Masterpieces of the Renaissance (2011). This wonderful recording is unique in a number of ways. Many of the pieces here have never been recorded untrans...

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