Posted by Tommo on June 02, 2000 at 18:56:21:
In Reply to: Re: Large bore tuba solos posted by Chuck Jackson on June 02, 2000 at 10:06:39:
Damn right! The Hindemith sounds great on a big tuba. I'm sure both the Bobo and Pokorny recordings were done using CC tubas.
The one thing against the Hindemith is the piano part. Everytime I perform it, the piano player needs 2-3 months to work it out and get it sounding good. Anything less than that, and there's a lot of faking going on (that's their admission too). It's just SO difficult for them. So, if you can find a good pianist with lots of patience, go for the Hindemith.