View RSS Feed

davewerden

Part 5 of Arthur Lehman's Article About Harold Brasch

Rate this Entry
The 5th article about Harold Brasch is now online. It offers some more insights about Harold's remarkable playing, remembered by one of his most students, Arthur Lehman..


Here is an excerpt:


...Then, along came the performance. It was an out of doors summer concert and there was a large audience. They were hungry for a nice solo and when Harold stepped up to the front of the band, they applauded wildly. Everyone was heartened by that and the commander started the introduction. The solo was going along just great. Then, came the first fairly long cadenza. Wow! Harold had this planned. Or did he? No one knew. However it happened, it did happen and no one could miss seeing it happen. Harold played his cadenza but did not stop when he came to the end of it. He kept on playing. First, he played part of a Herbert L. Clarke solo. Then, he played part of an Arban's "Carnival of Venice" variation. Then, he switched to some exercises out of st. Jacombe's method. Finally, he stopped, turned partway towards the commander, who was "all at sea" not knowing what to expect next - and smiled sweetly.


Read the whole article here:

Harold Brasch Remembered, part 5 (by Arthur Lehman)


See more of Arthur Lehman's writings here:

Arthur Lehman Articles

Submit "Part 5 of Arthur Lehman's Article About Harold Brasch" to Digg Submit "Part 5 of Arthur Lehman's Article About Harold Brasch" to del.icio.us Submit "Part 5 of Arthur Lehman's Article About Harold Brasch" to StumbleUpon Submit "Part 5 of Arthur Lehman's Article About Harold Brasch" to Google

Comments