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Back from Oblivion - Ophicleide Recital / Byrne, Miller

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>Piazzolla, Astor : Enrico IV
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Notes & Reviews:

Looking like the product of a on-night stand between a contrabassoon and a trombone, the ophicleide was invented in 1810. Here was an instrument that could provide a substantial bass line for a brass band, yet had woodwind-type keys and a distinctively vocal timbre. Difficult to play, it never became a standard orchestral instrument. But virtuoso Nick Byrn, Second Trombone with the Sydney Symphony, has provided a delightful recital that rescues the ophicleide from obscuritiy.


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>Piazzolla, Astor : Enrico IV :: Oblivion
  • Performers: Nick Byrne (Ophicleide); David Miller (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1984
  • Studio/Live: Studio