Arnold Jacobs - tuba, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1944-1988)
This recording is a unique audio protrait comprised entirely of recordings of his own voice from master classes, rare radio and television interviews, as well as rare recordings.
Musical selections include:
*Buxtehude - Fanfare
*Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat
*Monti - Czardas
*Clarke - Carnival of Venice
*Vaughan Williams - Concerto for Bass Tuba
*Gabrieli - Canzon per sonare No. 2
*Bozza - Sonatine for Brass Quintet
and Chicago Symphony Orchestra excerpts of Bartok, Berlioz, Mussorgsky, Nielsen and Wagner
"For the students who studied directly with Arnold Jacobs, “Portrait of an Artist” will take you back to his studio, sitting right next to him. This excellent collection of lectures (lessons) and demonstrations are a fantastic embodiment of Arnold Jacobs’ concepts and teachings. It is certainly a must for any music performer or educator. From the samples of CSO performances at the end of this CD to the practice tapes, the music on this CD is truly inspirational."
-- Summit Records