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The @Percussion - Episode 193 - Jonathan Haas

September 5, 2019


Jonathan Haas, hailed by Ovation magazine as "the Paganini of the timpani." He performed the only solo timpani recital at Carnegie Hall in 1980, and made his debut as an orchestral soloist under Maxim Shostakovich with the New York Chamber Orchestra. His repertoire spans from Edgar Varese to Frank Zappa, and he premiered the Philip Glass Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists in 2000. He has taught on the faculty of New York University, Juilliard Pre-College, Peabody Conservatory, and the Aspen Music Festival.

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0:00 Intro and hello.
3:00 Injury warning
9:40 Percussion rental business in NYC
17:30 Studying with Saul Goodman? Goodman timpani book. Stickings and crossings.
35:00 Styles, conductors, and changes
40:20 Would your career pursuit be any different if you were a student today?
46:24 Your student, Svet?
51:04 NYC solo recital at Carnegie Hall?
1:01:15 Ben: William Moersch. The epic Moersch/Haas fight.
1:12:25 Casey: Today (Sept.5) in music history