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Postby mandrake » Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:43 pm

Who played on that recording?

Mahler's Symphonie Nr.6
Leonard Bernstein (New York Philharmonic Orchestra)
Sony (1973 original release - now on Bernstein Century label)

If it's Warren Deck, which instrument is he playing?

Postby Chuck Jackson » Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:08 am

Joe Novotny was the tuba player on that recording. He was probably playing on a Bell Model Meinl or a King Bell Model. I feel this is the finest recording of the work ever done and Mr. Novotny plays the s**^t out of the part. Mr. Novotny was the tubist with the NYPO from 1961-1979 . Mr. Deck took over in the fall of 1979.
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Postby mandrake » Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:18 pm

I was thinking that 1973 was too early for Mr. Deck. Although I do not agree that this is the finest recording of this work, it is very good and the tuba part is very well-played. It's always there and never overly present, which is generally the way a tuba should sound.

Also I suppose that this answers my question about 'bell model' instruments sounding odd because of the screws used to attach the end of the bell. The answer being "don't worry, it's fine".

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