Project Title

The Wagner Tuba

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

COTA - Music

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Edward Eanes

This was a class presention for an upper level Music History Course.

Abstract (300 words maximum)

The Wagner Tuba is a brass instrument designed by 19th century opera composer Richard Wagner. This presentation will address the reasons for it's development, it's intended use by Wagner, it's distinctive timbre (as opposed to similar brass instruments), as well as the debate over it's technical classification.

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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The Wagner Tuba

The Wagner Tuba is a brass instrument designed by 19th century opera composer Richard Wagner. This presentation will address the reasons for it's development, it's intended use by Wagner, it's distinctive timbre (as opposed to similar brass instruments), as well as the debate over it's technical classification.