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Performance and Pedagogy Blog

A blog about the performance and pedagogy of music.

Filtering by Category: Monday YouTube Fix

Barry Tuckwell: Monday YouTube Fix

Andrew Hitz

Here is a recording of baroque horn concertos that horn virtuoso Barry Tuckwell recorded in 1987 with Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields under the direction of Iona Brown.

Complete Track Listing:

1. Knechtl Concerto In D Major 9:03
2. Reinhardt* Concerto In E Flat Major 7:13
3. Quantz Concerto No. 3 In E Flat Major 8:42
4. Quantz Concerto No. 9 In E Flat Major 9:24
5. Graun* Concerto In D Major 10:28
6. Rollig Concerto No. 14 In E Flat Major 7:07
7. Rollig Concerto No. 15 In D Major


David Zerkel: Monday YouTube Fix

Andrew Hitz

David Zerkel is one of the best tuba players in the world as you can hear from this clip.

Phrasing for days...

We were lucky enough to interview David for The Brass Junkies podcast which you can listen to via Soundcloud below the clip.

Also be sure to check out this set of quotes from one of David Zerkel's recent master classes. He is truly a master teacher.

David Zerkel Master Class at George Mason University

Enjoy this clip of Astor Piazzolla's "Oblivion" for tuba and piano!

Joan Sutherland: Monday YouTube Fix

Andrew Hitz

Here is a clip of one of the all-time great sopranos, Joan Sutherland, performing the "Vissi d'arte" aria from the Act 2 of Puccini's opera "Tosca".

The tone and control she maintains when singing in the extreme high register, all while turning a beautiful phrase, is what all instrumentalists strive for. Truly incredible stuff.

And I love the subtlety of her vibrato. (At least subtle compared to a lot of other sopranos singing in that register!)


Harry Connick Jr: Monday YouTube Fix

Andrew Hitz

Harry Connick Jr. is a genius. This is a famous clip for a reason. He is performing for a live studio audience in France. The crowd is really enjoying it and clapping along.

The problem is they are enthusiastically clapping on 1 and 3 with no end in sight.

But Harry has a plan. He slips a 5/4 bar in at the 0:39 mark so smoothly that no one even notices.