Posted by Aubrey Foard on March 29, 2001 at 00:20:50:
In Reply to: Which orc. expt. to buy? posted by Jerome on March 28, 2001 at 22:37:35:
I'd spring for Strauss and Wagner. Wagner has some of the most common music associated with tubas out there (i.e. Ride of the Valkyries, Lohengrin, etc.), while Strauss has the great tone poems (Also Sprach Zarathustra, Till Eulenspiegal, Ein Heldenleben). However, if there's a Mahler book with symph. 1-5 out there, I'd probably get that in place of Strauss, since those are very common on auditions. The best way to make this decision would probably be to bring this matter to a pro. You don't even have to visit, just call.