Went to mainly Mozart last night. Did not know I was in for some trumpet history. The principle trumpet explained (in front of orchestra) how mozart's little played (because nobody has a posthorn) serenade has only 45 seconds of posthorn work but retains the name none the less (a posthorn was used in the 1700s to announce the arrival of the mailman). A great story was related regarding his pursuit of a real posthorn, how he finally found one in Tuscon via Germany with a dead lizard in it! He found out about the lizard after 4 days of trying to figure out why the horn played "stuffy" and after four days of moist air it started to become shall we say "smelly". The poor long dead lizard was "blown out" and he proceeded to try and make the thing tune. He did have to add a device on the lead pipe to make it work. The horn had beautiful tone and the whole piece was wonderful. Much work with the oboes and flutes playing great parts that may have otherwise been written for violins. Very interesting evening and great learning experience.