Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
Performance and Analysis
"With this DVD, Stuart Marrs provides an extremely valuable research tool for both performers and composers. The performances are elegant and refined and the DVD production is absolutely first class. I have used it in percussion seminars for composers as well as in workshops on these pieces for performers. The response has been universally positive. I highly recommend this DVD as a definitive source for information on the performance techniques for, and the interpretation of, these seminal works for solo timpani."
Prof. of Music, Emeritus
“This DVD is perfect for anyone interested in performing or researching Elliott Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani. Stuart Marrs offers a tremendously comprehensive insight into these works. The special features included in this DVD (multiple camera angles, commentary, customized metronomes, manuscripts, articles, and other interactive items) are terrific! Bravo!”
Principal Timpanist, National Symphony Orchestra
Director of Percussion Studies, University of Maryland