Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Second thought about Tomasi fanfares...
So, it's a Don Juan story? Then perhaps the horrifically difficult horn parts could be a nod to Strauss. I mean, how hard is Don Juan's horn writing? Hard, right? I'm going to go out on a limb and make a suggestion that might rankle Art due to my lack of research on the topic, but Strauss died in 1949. Writing a brass suite based on incidental music for his own version of a Don Juan story, could the whole thing perhaps be approached better as Straussian than as Poulenc or something "lighter and Frencher"? Just throwing that out there.
Posted by Peter G at 10:41 PM