The history of the euphonium is a little hard to nail down sometimes. First, there was a non-brass instrument with the same or similar name, depending on the particular account you read. Then there is the whole naming problem, where people don't really know the difference between euphonium and baritone horn.
We mostly understand the roots of low brass conical instruments, which go back to the serpent. And we have heard that the ophicleide is in the family tree. And we know that
This week's podcast from Brasscast.com features two American players: Gail Robertson, euphonium, and Stacy Baker, tuba. They are presented in a variety of ensembles settings. Both players are terrific and the music is great. Give it a listen here:
(Watch for a review of the CD later this month on the Tuba-Euphonium Blog)
On this site's discussion forum, there is a new post that offers a recording of a clinic by the famous euphonium teacher Raymond G. Young. There is some great advice here on brass playing, given in an easy-to-listen-to style.
You must be a member of the forum to see this topic, but membership is free. You will find it in the Downloads for Members Only category.
Raymond G. Young Clinic
Mr. Young died ten years ago. You can see his biography