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19 March 2018, 06:34
This in an incredible tour de force… but the tuba might not be the instrument you associate with it
The long lines of rapid-fire semi-quavers in Niccolò Paganini's Moto perpetuo demands the greatest precision and dexterity from nimble-fingered violinists.
But tell that to Albert Wieder… and his tuba.
Albert takes on the Paganini flurries, complete with circular breathing and a multi-tracked choral accompaniment (just to add a extra musical challenge).
Albert is a composer, arranger and professor for tuba at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt, Austria. You can follow Albert on Facebook here.