Tuba Recital / Ian King
Pianists Paul Hamburger and Margaret Schofield join Ian King, one of the world's best tuba players, in Bach and Handel gamba sonatas, a Vivaldi cello sonata, Beethoven's early Horn Sonata and Paul Hindemith's Tuba Sonata.
This digitally re-mastered CD contains historic recordings from Ian King's pioneering recitals in London - the first tuba recital ever in Wigmore Hall, 1970, and Melbourne (1969).
Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 1 (J.S. Bach)
Viola da Gamba Sontata in G Minor, Op. 1 No. 6 (Handel)
Cello Sonata No. 5 in E Minor (Vivaldi)
Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17 (Beethoven)
Sonata for Tuba and Piano (Hindemith)
Press Quotes“King's handling of his chosen instrument is of virtuoso class ... his breath control is quite astonishing.”
— John Barns, 3MBS FM Libretto“The transcriptions are so good, and King's playing so impeccable, that each work could have been written for the instrument. What is breathtaking is King's playing. His control is astonishing, but it does not overshadow his musicianship.”
— Kim Lockwood, Herald Sun“Ian King must surely rank among the world's finest tuba players ... remarkable control and dexterity ... masterly interpretation ... intelligently shaded dynamics and musical sensitivity.”
— The British Bandsman“considerable virtuosity ... the complete master of instrument and style.”
— The Age“refreshing to hear an unusual instrument played so well”
— Cliff Tucker, Radio Freemantle“a valuable resource for teachers and students of the tuba, where an incredible display of all elements of tuba technique have been preserved for future reference.”
— Amanda Watson, ASME Journal
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