Posted by Marty Neilan - no, but yes on May 27, 1999 at 10:15:52:
In Reply to: Beethoven posted by Robby on May 26, 1999 at 21:20:18:
Beethoven did not write any tuba parts because it did not exist. Gustav Mahler reorchestrated Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and added a tuba part. I heard it performed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall about nine years ago and it was incredible.
Remember, those great tuba parts in Mussorgsky's 'Pictures' were from a 'third party' orchestration also, but that is now the standard repertoire. Too bad the Mahler arrangement didn't take off.
Tuba Player and Beethoven Lover