Sunday, December 09, 2018

Penderecki: Capriccio for solo tuba video with audio and follow-along score

Now I've read Kyle Gann's blog for enough years to know he's not much for Penderecki's post-Threnody music.  I actually kinda like some of the later Penderecki, though a lot of it got awfully ponderous in a neo-Romantic vein for my tastes.

That said, I think his work for solo tuba is fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-NkYMRUQvs

Maybe the challenges of writing for solo tuba forced him to think outside of his pointillistic/expressionist and neo-Romantic boxes or something but among tubists/tuba players however they prefer to be known Penderecki's work has become one of the standards of the tuba literature. 

I think tonight will be a tuba themed night for blog posts.

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