This recording features music for tuba and piano performed by one of America's best-known tuba players. It includes performances of staples in the repertoire, such as Anthony Plog's Three Minatures and the Lebedev Concert Allegro, as well as the premiere recordings of Anthony DiLorenzo's three-movement, full-length Sonata for Tuba and Piano, Dans Profundo by L. Ray Strobel, and Wind Cave by David Stock. Also features music of Verdi, and the beautiful Autumn by John Stevens, and Ballade by Jan Krzywicki. The album is a great example of the musical scope the tuba is capable of.
Craig Knox is the Principal Tubist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and a founding member of the Center City Brass Quintet, well-known for its five acclaimed recordings on the Chandos label. With these ensembles and others, he has performed in concert halls around the world. His schedule as soloist includes performances with the Tokyo Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and the U.S. Army Band. As an educator, he serves on the applied music faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University, and has presented master classes and workshops throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.
The repertoire on this album is:
Anthony Plog, Three Miniatures (tracks 1-3)
L. Ray Strobel, Dans Profundo (track 4)
Anthony DiLorenzo, Sonata for Tuba and Piano (tracks 5-7)
John Stevens, Autumn (track 8)
David Stock, Wind Cave (track 9)
Guiseppi Verdi/arr. P. Krzywicki, Prelude from I Masnadieri (track 10)
Alexey Lebedev, Concert Allegro (track 11)
Jan Krzywicki, Ballade (track 12)
Craig Knox performs on the Melton Meinl Weston 2250 F tuba and 6450 "Baer" CC tuba on this recording.