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We Now Have A Concerto For Ophicleide
This odd brass instrument - something like a cross between a tuba and a saxophone - featured in the orchestras used by Verdi, Mendelssohn, Wagner and especially Berlioz but had fallen out of use by 1900. Yet when New York composer William Perry heard Sydney brass virtuoso Nick Byrne play the ophicleide, a beautiful relationship was born and a new concerto conceived.
Limelight (Australia) 06/24/13
Posted June 28, 2013 12:52 AM
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