Posted by B.G. on February 09, 2003 at 19:10:12:
In Reply to: Bydlo Question posted by Matt A on February 08, 2003 at 23:56:25:
This is only an opinion, but I think that the sound of a big euphonium is correct. Apprarently, Ravel orchestrated it with the Petite French Tuba in C, in mind. I think that there should be some hint of strain in the sound - it's not a pretty picture, afterall. I always liked the way Roger Bobo played it, regardless of what instrument, because he put some real dynamics into the phrasing. That's just my preference.