Fantastic New Adam Rapa Performance

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Tjnaples, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    The man plays like no one else.

    He is phenomenal!!!! AND a very nice guy!
     
  2. cb5270

    cb5270 Pianissimo User

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    No denying the musicianship of all involved especially Mr Rapa. I am always struck by the way he makes it look so effortless. Great to hear the ever annoying clarinet replaced by a trumpet. But to me the arrangement didn't seem to know what it wanted to be, lurching about, neither swinging nor classical.
     
  3. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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  4. Kujo20

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    Reminds me of Doc.... :-)

    Kujo
     
  5. cb5270

    cb5270 Pianissimo User

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  6. Tjnaples

    Tjnaples Piano User

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    The point of me posting was so we can root for one of the good guys, one of the few trumpet artists out there at this level. Effortless high F, low D to a high D seamlessly. The Belgian Brass has their arrangement, then there is this one. Don't miss the forrest through the trees, be inspired amigos!:lol:
     
  7. Tberry841

    Tberry841 New Friend

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    All in the eyebrows, he's pretty darn great!
     
  8. BustedChops

    BustedChops Mezzo Forte User

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    The fourth valve is an extension of his ability to command the horn. His chops are so stationary and his veins in his neck don't pop out when climbing the register. He is not pinched off in anyway. His tone is amazing. The only thing that might have made it sound a bit more lush is rotary pistons.
     
  9. therealnod

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    I agree with some of the comments above...I didn't like the piece itself, but the trumpet playing was downright brilliant. The arrangement was all over the shop.
     
  10. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    I thought the "all over the shop" bit was actually a nice touch - a bit like "Instant Concert", or packing four movements into a single one. Think about ballet overtures, or the "Horton Suite" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwkppl4StRw )

    As Mr Fitzgerald posted earlier, it's nice to have a selection of interpretations to choose from. :-)

    --bumblebee
     

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