Frey, Adam w/New Zealand Symphony Taking Flight

Euphonium Soloist Artist Recording/CDs

  • Taking Flight

    Adam Frey, euphonium, with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Welcome to the exciting world of great music and the euphonium! This landmark recording will take you from the contemplative melody of Ennio Morricone's Gabriel's Oboe to a stunning display of virtuosity in Zigeunerweisen to the grand finale featuring one of the newest works written for the instrument, the Concerto for Euphonium: Swimming the Mountain by Allen Feinstein. There are many scenic lookouts on the way, but first a little background before we start the journey. Sit back and allow me to tell you a story about the euphonium. It is the youngest member of the brass family only being invented around 1835 in Germany. Since it was invented after the standard instrumentation of the symphony orchestra had been established, it does not hold a regular position with major symphony orchestras, though it appears in some special works by Holst, Strauss, Mahler and others. However, the euphonium occupies a highly coveted position in wind bands and brass bands and enjoyed a regular solo spotlight in the Sousa Band. As more people experience its wonderful sound and amazing dexterity, they become devout followers and enthusiasts. I have worked tirelessly to promote the euphonium in concerts - by teaching, by commissioning new compositions, and by making recordings. This disc featuring euphonium with symphony orchestra has been a long term dream of mine and will certainly continue to elevate the euphonium's reputation along with itscompanion recording, Majestic Journey [Naxos]. They are triumphs and represent the first complete recordings with symphony orchestra for the euphonium. I know you will enjoy the euphonium and spread the good word about this great instrument. And now, enjoy the music. Includes ENNIO MORRICONE Gabriel's Oboe; HUGO ALFVEN Valflickens Dans; PABLO DE SARASATE Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs); GIACOMO PUCCINI Che Gelida Manina (from La Boheme); MIGUEL SANDOVAL Sin tu amor; JULES MASSENET Meditation (from Thais); ALLEN FEINSTEINConcerto for Euphonium.
    • Category: Euphonium Soloist Artist Recording/CDs
    • Item: 067158
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    • Price: $15.95

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