Maner Plays Strauss
Orchestral Excerpt Insights • 05-Apr-2021
“Richard Strauss' opera Salome is a twisted and terrifying tale," says CSO contrabassoon Miles Maner. "And I think of the story when I'm playing the excerpt.” Maner is a master at depicting the drama of an emotionally intense story through the sounds of his instrument. He does this by focusing on the characters he’s trying to convey, and searching for a method and style of playing that best suits the music he’s making. “You have to be creative and independent and always curious — how can I make this better?”
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