Topic: Podcast with Phil Smith, former Principal Tpt New York Philharmonic

This is a GREAT podcast. Don't miss it. Mahler 5 is discussed first.

Recorded July 14, 2017. Conceived by Barbara Haws. Inspired by Sony Classical's New York Philharmonic 175th Anniversary box set with recordings from 1917 to 1995. Recorded by Lawrence Rock, assisted by Ian Good. Edited by Charles Van Tassel. © 2017 New York Philharmonic

This episode of Listening Through Time features the New York Philharmonic’s former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith in conversation with the Orchestra’s Archivist / Historian Barbara Haws. They consider how trumpet performance practices, instruments, and interpretations have changed ... or remained the same over the decades. Works discussed are the entrance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, and the post horn solo from the Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Philharmonic trumpet players discussed are William Vacchiano, Harry Glantz, Max Schlossberg, and John Ware.