It’s so amazing that we live in the age of youtube and world wide web! We are able to hear what different players sound like all over the world, the differing styles and tones of certain players. Contrabassoon is especially interesting because I don’t think that contrabassoon tone is uniform throughout most cities! Thanks to players uploading footage and interviews we are able to hear from a wind section that we wouldn’t normally have access to. These are a few clips featuring players around the world.
Amrei Liebold, Orchestre de Paris
Luke Whitehead, Philharmonia Orchestra
Dominic Morgan, London Symphony Orchestra
Lewis Lipnick, National Symphony Orchestra
Jaap de Vries, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Gregg Henegar, Boston Symphony Orchestra