In her 2009 album recorded at 23 years old, Carol Jantsch presents a diverse collection of repertoire, featuring Penderecki’s tuba standard Capriccio and the first movement of the Khachaturian violin concerto--an earlier recording of which earned her an audition for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Jantsch’s versatility and dexterity are on display in original transcriptions and arrangements of Piazzolla’s Tango Nr. 3, Milhaud’s Scaramouche, and the title track Cascades, which was originally written for trumpet. An advocate for new music, Jantsch commissioned Reverie and Pursuit specially for this album. Finished with a light-hearted cameo from Fritz Kaenzig on Clarinet Polka, this recording stretches the capabilities of the tuba in an approachable and enjoyable setting.
Piazzolla, arr. Jantsch: Tango Nr. 3, from Suite for Two Guitars
Chiayu: Reverie and Pursuit
Shostakovich: Adagio, from The Limpid Stream
Milhaud, arr. Jantsch: Scaramouche
Khachaturian, arr. Jantsch: Allegro con fermezza, from Violin Concerto in D minor