Moto Perpetuo

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

  1. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

    May 7, 2011
    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

    Nov 16, 2009
    Near Portland, OR.
    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

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
    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

    johnande Pianissimo User

    Jun 3, 2009
    western Wyoming
    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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