We are awash in a sea of self-produced content, and that’s a good thing. At the same time, there’s no denying that musicians who aren’t accustomed to this format are discovering that getting a quality audio track takes more than having a good microphone.
And I certainly shouldn’t say this is a lesson only musicians are learning, plenty of arts admins are learning the same lesson as they navigate the same rapids.
When you run across something that is genuinely excellent in quality of performance, audio recording, and video production, it can really make your day.
Case in point, the series of videos from German tubist Daniel Riddler. One of his latest offerings features him performing a tuba-euphonium quartet arrangement of Holst’s Second Suite in F. Riddler performs all fours parts and what turns the performance up to 11 is tubas are already notoriously difficult to record, but he manages to get a fabulous sound.
Having been a tuba player in another life, I could geek out over this video for a solid hour (no joke) but instead, I’ll just let you enjoy.
Don’t miss the background in his video, this guy is a monster instrument collector. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel where you can find other movements from the Second Suite.
What else floating around is catching your attention? Take a moment to share in the comments.