Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by matthoffner, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. matthoffner

    matthoffner Pianissimo User

    Jul 12, 2005
    minneapolis, mn
    Hi Manny,

    I having been working on the first movement of Haydn for a while, and I was curious about your interpretation of the theme and the articulation on the sixteenth notes in the development section (slur 2, toungue all, etc...) Do you have a favorite recording you could recommend?

    This also relates to a comment I read of yours on TH about artculation differences between composers/periods. I would like to think I know the difference, but a teacher told me that my Haydn wasn't "classical" enough.


    go Yankees :)
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004

    I don't remember what I wrote but I hope I'm consistent in my philosophy. For me, it's less about about what gets slurred or tongued and more about the elegance of the phrasing, where you move towards a note and what notes you back away from. That's probably the thing that turns me off of more performances, the poor phrasing I hear too often. With ornamented notes, they have to add to the phrase and not distract me. In other words, the whole phrase has to sound natural, as ntural as a great actor reciting a line by Shakespeare.

  3. B15M

    B15M Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Monroe Ct.
    I can play it technically best if I tongue everything.

    I think I play it best musically when I slur everything.

    With that piece I try to play like a violin. Effortlessly just playing through the line.

    I do have trouble with the last set but I get it if I practice enough.
  4. matthoffner

    matthoffner Pianissimo User

    Jul 12, 2005
    minneapolis, mn
    Thank you, that helps alot.

  5. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Post Mannheim, so play the ink and seek out the Tarr/Landon version. Take care that the slurred parts sound like a keyed instrument and not a trombone. Slam the valves down and notch like crazy. Try it on flugelhorn or cornet (old style) for an authentic sound ideal.

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