Fantastic New Adam Rapa Performance

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

  1. Gxman

    Gxman Piano User

    Jan 21, 2010
    Interpretations are great when they make sense.ROFL
  2. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

    Jan 21, 2010
    Great Southern Land
    In the case of this piece I'd almost say that playing the phrases even within 75% of the way it's written would be a good "interpretation"! I downloaded the clarinet score this morning and spent a couple of hours trying it out and it's not easy (for me). I'm even more impressed at Mr Rapa's performance now. Also, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to play it - the low notes are lower than I can play, and go up to second A above the staff.

  3. treble_forte

    treble_forte Pianissimo User

    Sep 11, 2007
    N. Ireland
    Exactly my thoughts. Wonderful playing - superb ensemble and tone. Terrible arrangement. So meandering: I found it hard to make any form of sense of; there was no discernable development, no discernable themes. I'm not one to be prudish about the performance of the original exactly as it was composed, but in this case I'll take the original. As a piece of music it makes sense. The drums sounded really forced into this ensemble. His arrangement of Bumblebee was much more successful as it used the rock band idiomatically. Each to their own I guess - I'm not knocking his ability. He is an excellent trumpeter.
  4. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

    Jan 30, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    Yep, I loved it, what a great player.... I'm off to have my eyebrows plucked, and my head shaved... oh and my extra 50lbs - well.

    BTW Polarisation in a forum is always spicy - salt and pepper views - fun!
  5. Tjnaples

    Tjnaples Piano User

    Aug 30, 2013

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