Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway


Henry Peyrebrune

If you're considering applying to BW and auditioning, I think it's only fair that you get to hear me play. I've had the opportunity to play a really wide range and variety of music over the past 25 years. (The most extreme contrast was the night in Boston where I played continuo on a piece by Heinrich Schutz on the first half of a concert, then jumped in a cab and played Jacob Druckman's Valentine on the second half of a different concert.) Here are a few pieces to give you a sense of my approach to music.

 Telemann's Grillen-sinfonie: This is a concerto grosso with 2 basses as the solo group. Tracy Rowell and I performed it with Apollo's Fire and recorded it (on period instruments).

Elegia II: for solo double bass by John Heiss: He was a teacher and coach of mine at New England Conservatory. I pestered him until he wrote a bass piece. This is from a live performance at BW in September 2007.

Beethoven's Horn Sonata: transcribed for bass. This is taken from a recital at BW in 1998.


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