Posted by yeah, yeah, yeah, on December 27, 2003 at 10:06:40:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Opera/tuba question posted by OK, I'm back on December 27, 2003 at 00:24:24:
...you can be ridiculous, or you can have a serious discussion about the topic, or you casn do what you said earlier.."I'm outta here".
The point is, Verdi hated the sound of the tuba, and how it blended with trombones. The Metropolitan Opera, for rotational reasons, not because any conductor said, "I want to ignore the wishes of the composer and use tuba on the bottom", would often use tuba on Verdi so that all the members of the low brass section could meet their four performance a week obligation.