August 13, 2013

Matryoshka-doll theremins play Beethoven 

Man, this is some Russianness embedded in more Russianness:

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Posted by John Nack at 8:15 AM on August 13, 2013


  • Kim Aston — 8:22 AM on August 13, 2013

    Actually it is kind of cool! Sheldon Cooper, eat your heart out!

  • Stephen Johnson — 8:24 AM on August 13, 2013

    I loved the way they all looked like they were not enjoying it! very Russian indeed.

  • foljs — 4:08 PM on August 13, 2013

    Very Russian?

    Besides the Matryoshka-dolls what exactly is Russian about it?

    Beethoven was German, the performers are all asian (possibly Japanese), and Theremin, besides the nationality of the creator is not an instrument associated with Russia or Russian music at all…

    • ed — 8:34 PM on August 16, 2013

      Many Asians are Russian or many Russians are Asian. Look how big the USSR got. And don’t forget that USA bought Alaska from Russia. Germany is almost a bigger melting pot than NYC. does it really matter?

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