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Minnesota Orchestra, 1950s

Postby AHynds » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:08 pm

Does anyone know who the tubist was for the Minnesota Orchestra, ca. 1950-60? I've been listening to a lot of older orchestral recordings, and I am really enamored with the so-called "Mercury Living Presence" recording technique (3 mics, spanning the orchestra, 12-15 feet above the conductor's podium). There's a great collection of Dorati's recordings during this time with the orchestra, found here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Z7NdLxnwbTgP2XhgCfVmu
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Re: Minnesota Orchestra, 1950s

Postby Tom » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:01 pm

Information from Dave Fedderly on the likely player in question:

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Re: Minnesota Orchestra, 1950s

Postby roweenie » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:08 am


Maybe? (I believe this is from ca. 1950)

Side note - the horn is definitely a York, but hard to tell if it's the elusive 692 in CC....
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Re: Minnesota Orchestra, 1950s

Postby bloke » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:28 am

I often guess wrong when there are pictures of tubas and the model is in question...but the taller upper-inner bows - to me - make it difficult to interpret that as a C instrument.
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