Humor / Music News & Info: Classical

Mahler 5 on a blade of grass. Really.

Steve DumaineThe video gem below comes care of Steve Dumaine, Principal Tuba of the National Symphony. Here, he shows his range — not only giving his high-end chops a workout by playing a well-known piece outside of the standard tuba repertoire, but also doing it on a rather atypical instrument.

Random other thoughts:

  • I like this video so much that I was willing to set aside my usual disdain for videos filmed in portrait mode.  (Really people, every video screen you watch — TVs, laptops monitors, etc. — is set up in landscape, so please hold your phone that way when you make your next film epic.  Or if you can keep your cinematic opus to just 6 seconds, use Vine, since it uses that social-media-friendly square format).
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