Moto Perpetuo

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by amzi, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    I didn't mean that it was EASY... just that it must be HARDER to double tongue and circular breathe than to slur and do it. I can't play the piece at all either way, nor circular breathe!
     
  2. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    Mendez was the ultimate technical beast. Sergei does a good job on the Motto but he does not achieve Mendez' perfection. Dokshizer and M.A. aren't too shabby either to say the least. The more I hear Timofey Dokshizer's playing he more I like it.
     
  3. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    The trumpet players from Mt Olympus .... heck even the composer.. think about it.. he had to write all those notes using a pencil .... cramps to write cramps to play ... no wonder some guys just want to play high notes
     
  4. johnande

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    One of the few good things about being 76 years old is that, unlike most of you young guys (gals?) out there, I had the opportunity to hear Mendez in his prime in the late 1950s (early 1960s???) in Tallahassee, FL. Recordings made at that time could not do justice to his ability. I was really impressed when he played Variations on the Carnival of Venice with one finger. I don't remember which Variations or which finger.... Without doubt he is among the best trumpet players of all times.
     

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