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Performance and Pedagogy Blog

A blog about the performance and pedagogy of music.

Filtering by Tag: Concerto

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


Marty Hackleman: Monday YouTube Fix

Andrew Hitz

When I was a kid I had this poster of Marty Hackleman with the Empire Brass up in my room:

One of the great brass quintet albums of all time.

One of the great brass quintet albums of all time.

So needless to say, the first time I got to perform with Marty (in a brass quintet that also featured Jens Lindemann, Kevin Gebo and Joe Alessi!) I was over the moon excited.

This recording of Marty performing Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 2 live in 1992 makes me actually laugh out loud in a few places. He is just a stunning musician.

If you haven't heard it already you can find our interview with Marty for The Brass Junkies podcast below the YouTube clip.

You can also find some incredible quotes from two different master classes that Marty did at George Mason here:

Enjoy this phenomenal performance of the Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2!

Adam Rapa & Belgian Brass: Monday YouTube Fix

Andrew Hitz

Here is an interesting arrangement of the Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 2 performed live by Adam Rapa and the Belgian Brass.

Adam is one of the best trumpet players in the world. His virtuosity allows him to tackle incredibly difficult literature and make it sound effortless. What a phenomenal player.

The lineup of the Belgian Brass:

Trumpets: Manu Mellaerts, Steven Devolder, Leo Wouters, Frankie De Kuyffer
French Horns: Rik Vercruysse, Lars Wachelder
Trombones: Jan Smets, Peter Delannoye, Geert De Vos
Tuba: Fabien Wallerand
Percussion: Luk Artois, Gaetan La Mela


Emanuel Ax: Monday YouTube Fix

Andrew Hitz

Emanuel Ax has been one of my favorite pianists in the world for as long as I can remember. I am spoiled by getting to see him perform every single summer at Tanglewood. He is a phenomenal artist whose musicianship I regularly look to for inspiration.

Here is a performance of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Opus 83 from The BBC Proms in 2011. He is accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Bernard Haitink.