Have you ever seen a conductor sit at the piano and play fluently off an open score? It’s impressive, for sure, but wouldn’t it be invaluable for your own studying purposes to be able to do that too?
I remember attending a lecture recital during my time at North Texas given by Jeff Cottrell where, among other topics, he discussed symphonic literature and recommended the use of the euphonium in place of older instruments like the ophicleide, serpent and cimbasso. I remember thinking, “Duh?! Why wouldn’t a conductor choose to substitute these outdated instrumentsContinue reading “Euphonium and the Modern Orchestra”