Friday, March 9, 2012

Trombone Shorts

You may not know that Beethoven wrote a little music for trombone. I certainly did not know it until I interviewed Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist for the NY Phil, for our new book (there's a lengthy chapter with him therein).   Alessi plays on one of the few recordings. The brief "Equale" were actually played at a famous funeral... Beethoven's own. And here they are.

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