R&J/M&C, Is Mark Doing What I Think He's Doing?

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R&J/M&C, Is Mark Doing What I Think He's Doing?

Post by down8ve » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:25 pm

Summer concert video w/ Vienna Phil and a little Prokofiev.

Have a listen:
https://youtu.be/BxUlv5viMSI?t=40m19s

Is Mark Gaal playing this down an octave? The smirk on the second trombonist's face at 42:08 sorta confirms it.

If so, it's good to see he's having a little deviant summer pops fun. Even with the VPO. We are everywhere.

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Re: R&J/M&C, Is Mark Doing What I Think He's Doing?

Post by Matt K » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:37 pm

Name checks out!

Actually, I think that's the tuba you're hearing. It's live so who knows what mic placement is like. That is SUCH a fun piece either way!
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Re: R&J/M&C, Is Mark Doing What I Think He's Doing?

Post by Posaunus » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:36 pm

Great shot of the horns' double piston "Vienna valves" (Pumpenvalven) in action at 41:30!
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Re: R&J/M&C, Is Mark Doing What I Think He's Doing?

Post by down8ve » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:42 am

Amen on the horns. Some years ago I sat onstage about 10 feet behind the VPO horns for a performance of Don Juan. That’ll change your life! The clarity of sound and variety of articulation was stunning.
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Re: R&J/M&C, Is Mark Doing What I Think He's Doing?

Post by down8ve » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:32 pm

BTW, here's why I thought he was being subversive. About 1:10 into this clip from a Phil Blech Wien concert. Pardon the antique party-line cell phone video quality:
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