In 1845, in an effort to gain a contract to supply instruments
to the French military, the bands of Adolphe Sax and Michele Carafa
competed against each other in front of an audience of 20,000
About the Podcast
No musical ensemble has had as varied a history and as wide a repertoire as the band. The development of the band and the music it inspired is one of the greatest stories in music. Each episode, musician and conductor Craig Dabelstein will present works for band that have for too long been lost in library basements, or works that simply never had the chance to reach us all. If you have a passion for bands, are interested in the history of our noble profession, or are looking for alternatives for your next concert, then tune in to hear some of the best band music you've never heard.