Don Sanders Josef Matej Concerto

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Don Sanders Josef Matej Concerto

Post by GabrielRice » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:57 pm



Josef Matej (1922-1992) was a Czech composer, choirmaster, and trombonist. This little-known concerto in two movements is a marvel of lyricism and technical fireworks, and the way Don Sanders played it was astounding. This performance is from the 1978 Prague International Competition, at which Don was awarded Second Prize. There was no First Prize awarded.
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Re: Don Sanders Josef Matej Concerto

Post by WilliamLang » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:51 pm

some serious fireworks around 17 minutes in! thanks for highlighting this lovely piece and performance. just ordered this and Matej's Sonata, looking forward to digging in. also... Donald Sanders was a heck of a soulful player
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Re: Don Sanders Josef Matej Concerto

Post by GabrielRice » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:00 pm

WilliamLang wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:51 pm
some serious fireworks around 17 minutes in! thanks for highlighting this lovely piece and performance. just ordered this and Matej's Sonata, looking forward to digging in. also... Donald Sanders was a heck of a soulful player
He sure was. I can't wait to hear you play it!
Gabriel Langfur Rice

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Boston University School of Music
Kinhaven Music School Senior Session
Wellesley College

Bass Trombonist
Rhode Island Philharmonic
Vermont Symphony
Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass
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Re: Don Sanders Josef Matej Concerto

Post by GabrielRice » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:01 pm

I Hear he has a bass trombone concerto as well!
Gabriel Langfur Rice

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Boston University School of Music
Kinhaven Music School Senior Session
Wellesley College

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Rhode Island Philharmonic
Vermont Symphony
Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass
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Re: Don Sanders Josef Matej Concerto

Post by WilliamLang » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:08 pm

oh that's awesome - i can, uh, czech, with some czech friends and see if they know anything
William Lang
Professor of Trombone, the Longy School of Music
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