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Postby chronolith » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:33 pm

How would you describe most tuba solo records in a single sentence? Here is my attempt:

Mostly fantastic players performing kinda crappy obscure tuba literature or the same old six warhorses in inappropriate acoustics with expensive tubas to misplaced microphones for labels I never heard of and sold to university tuba students who are trying to learn one of the selections for a masterclass or recital.
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Re: Tuba solo records

Postby arpthark » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:37 pm

Music that 99.999% of the world's population does not listen to.
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Re: Tuba solo records

Postby Michael Bush » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:14 pm

Music for a very limited but mostly appreciative audience.
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Re: Tuba solo records

Postby GC » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:18 pm

Like almost all solo recordings: often entertaining, amazing, brilliantly executed, and inspiring for a time, but ultimately boring.
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Re: Tuba solo records

Postby Matt Walters » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:44 am

As the kids would say, "What's a record?"
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Re: Tuba solo records

Postby Slamson » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:07 pm

I would totally agree, if it weren't for two recordings:
Sam Pilafian's "Travelin' Light; and
Pat Sheridan's "Bon-Bons"

Guaranteed to make you either smile or faint, depending on your level of appreciation...
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