Aug 4, 2014

Robert Lambert

Here is a special treat for my readers. Robert Lambert was my teacher from 1959 to 1962. He was principal trombone of the Chicago Symphony from 1954-64. He was also euphonium soloist with the U.S. Marine band and later assistant principal trombone with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Here is a recording from a radio broadcast from the 1940s of Bob playing Herbert L. Clarke's Caprice Brilliante "The Debutante." If there's a better example of solid technical and musical playing I don't know what it is. This was in the days of live performances with no retakes or splices, making it even more impressive. Bob's command of the extreme registers of the euphonium is truly remarkable.

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