What's your favourite non-brass solo?

Andy_Euph

Active Member
There are loads and loads of excellent solo's in the orchestral world but funnily my favourite solo isn't a Rachmaninov Piano concerto or Mozart Horn concerto, its the Concertino for Flute by Cecil Chaminade, heard it played when I was in the county youth band and thought it was brilliant....just a same it wouldn't suit the euphonium.

Anyway whats your fave?
 

mikelyons

Supporting Member
What's this Andy, some pre-course research?

My all time fave solo is the Elgar Cello Concerto, even though the cello is not my top fav instrument.
 

groovy

Active Member
Haven't heard many.....but Weger's Andante and Rondo Ungarese for bassoon is fabby-dabby.
 

Andy_Euph

Active Member
Andy_Euph said:
There are loads and loads of excellent solo's in the orchestral world but funnily my favourite solo isn't a Rachmaninov Piano concerto or Mozart Horn concerto, its the Concertino for Flute by Cecile Chaminade, heard it played when I was in the county youth band and thought it was brilliant....just a same it wouldn't suit the euphonium.

Anyway whats your fave?
Whoops had to edit that, don't think Ms Chaminade had a sex change :twisted:
 

bigcol

Member
Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Some magic moments in that, and leaves the pianist's right hand free for a pint during performance.
 

Okiedokie of Oz

Active Member
I don't mind a bit of Vivaldi (sounds great on any instrument too :wink: )

But my all-time favourite non-brass solo would have to be Meditation...I think iit's by Metalinet?? I dunno it sounds something like that, but I have 15 billion thoughts going through my head as I think about it!

The Chaminade is pretty, played in the accompanying orchestra in Hong Kong a few years back. Gave me an edge over the flute players when I went to uni and knew the solo part better than they did!!
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
I must admit to a bit of a bias towards the saxophone, and Milhaud's "Scaramouche" and the Ibert "Concertino" are both first class, but I think my favourite concertante work would have to be Malcom Arnold's "Concerto for Two Pianos (3 hands)", full of his characteristic wit but with a very poignant middle movement. Also love the Schumann "Konzertstuck" for four horns :wink:
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Okiedokie of Oz said:
I don't mind a bit of Vivaldi (sounds great on any instrument too :wink: )

But my all-time favourite non-brass solo would have to be Meditation...I think iit's by Metalinet?? I dunno it sounds something like that, but I have 15 billion thoughts going through my head as I think about it!

The Chaminade is pretty, played in the accompanying orchestra in Hong Kong a few years back. Gave me an edge over the flute players when I went to uni and knew the solo part better than they did!!
Massenet, I guess! ;-)

For me, it would have to be the Dvorak Cello Concerto.
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
mikelyons said:
But it is played with a brass mouthpiece - usually trumpet, I think!
All right, put one of those Kelly mouthpieces in it then!

I can be pedantic too, you know.... :) :lol: :lol:
 
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