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Postby alexwill » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:12 am

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Postby winston » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:17 am

The first tuba concerto by a Grammy award winning composer?
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Postby Billy M. » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:23 pm

No. John Williams wrote a tuba concerto and has won a Grammy. I'm sure there are others as well.
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Postby swillafew » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:37 pm

She has another one premiering soon with the Chicago Symphony trombones and tuba (4 players). She won a Pulitzer as well.
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Postby winston » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:21 pm

Billy M. wrote:No. John Williams wrote a tuba concerto and has won a Grammy. I'm sure there are others as well.


Ayy yes how can I forget.

I am pretty sure that's it.
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Postby tofu » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:29 am

swillafew wrote:She has another one premiering soon with the Chicago Symphony trombones and tuba (4 players). She won a Pulitzer as well.


Um...that happened last week Feb 1, Feb 2 & Feb 3. It was great. Very lyrical and no gimmicks. Solo playing, duets and choir play amongst the 4 and nicely integrated with the orchestra. And none of that stupid tuba flatulence of how low can you go stuff that seems to be the staple of any tuba related piece. She was asked to write it for contrabass tuba instead of the usual F. Gene used the York and he sounded sensational. I'm amazed at his articulation on a 6/4 horn. I really liked this piece. She had a good understanding of writing for trombones and tuba and what they are capable of as well as the capabilities of the players and these 4 are about as good as it gets. The audience roared when it was done and they got 2 curtain calls and a standing ovation that went on for about 10 minutes. Mutti seemed genuinely thrilled by it and hauled her on stage for a big hug and to much applause by both the audience and the orchestra. It's my understanding that this was a co-commissioning with the Philadelphia and Baltimore symphony orchestras and I assume they will be playing it soon. It would be interesting to hear their renditions.
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