Hilgers Arrangements HfMW jdbs Wiener Staatsoper
The enamoured tuba: Hilgers’ magic

Asked about his opinion on Ralph Vau-
ghan-Williams an English man probably
goes into raptures. A German asked the
same question probably will ponder on
first of all. What will probably cause the
English man to rummage about in his
CD-collection to close this inexcusable
gap in education as soon as possible:
He thinks, also in Germany the Edvard
Elgar’s heir deserves a more prominent
place on the concert stages and in the

Walter Hilgers, a brilliant conductor and
a real amazing tuba player, takes up
the cudgels on Vaughan-Williams, on the
genuine, always developing artist, on
the uncurable melodically composer, on
the creator of absolutely magic sounds.
Once listened to the old-English Romance
of the Tuba Concerto, once felt the dusty
summer morning in Kent painted by the
Staatsorchester Frankfurt / Oder in the
slow movement of the 5th symphony, one
should take care: It could well be the case,
that Vaughan-Williams and Walter Hilgers
are addictive...____________ <back