Posted by Richard on April 24, 2002 at 19:20:09:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: 20th century symphonies/excerpts posted by Aubrey Foard on April 23, 2002 at 23:35:27:
ANY symphony by Ives? No tuba in the 3rd. One nice chorale in #2, not enough to lobby the music committee for. Sooner or later it'll get programmed without advocacy by tuba players. #1 has a GREAT part, probably Ives' most gratifying writing for the tuba. I heard #4 by San Francisco this season. Well played by Craig Knox, but in general I found the writing too complex and dense to be all that gratifying to play. #4 is about a lot of things, the least of which is the tuba.
Tosca??? The opening figure. Great note. After that, the great music is everywhere but the tuba part. Or the cimbasso part for those will.
Knaben Wunderhorn??? One song in the entire cycle, Cuckoo and the Nightingale. Nice use of the instrument. Otherwise tacet.