Some of my favorites

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by wiseone2, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Over at Manny's place they were speaking about Bud. The discussion of Hindemith triggered memories of my first hearing of the work. It was in the 50s, Sam Krauss was the Principal Trumpet at that performance. Sam could play inhumanly piano. The Academy of Music was a great hall until they fixed it :evil: I can never forget those piano moments in the Hindemith.

    For me, Gil Johnson's playing on the Mahler "Blumine" is about the most beautiful lyric playing by a trumpet. I know, I know......it is only MY opinion :cool:

    Vacchiano owns Copland and just about most of the music written by American composers

    Harry Glantz is in a category all his own.......and all on Bb :cool:

    Voisin is also a giant. The complete Daphnis that he recorded with the BSO sparkles.
    .............And that's only a beginning of my favorites.

    Wilmer
     
  2. ROGERIO

    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

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    Wilmer,

    I hope you don’t take offense when I refer to the gentleman you speak of as “old schoolâ€â€¦ or maybe I should just say the “older school†:-) … at any rate…

    You made an excellent point when you mentioned that much of the playing was “all on Bbâ€â€¦ :shock:

    Don’t get me wrong… if playing a passage on a higher instrument makes my life easier, I’m all for it… :cool:

    But lately I’ve really come to appreciate the fact that these guys (and I’m sure you too) played the Bb trumpet on almost all the orchestral literature.

    Now of course, some of these folks were so gifted that playing on a Bb, C, X, Y or Z would not make a difference… but it takes playing a few tough excerpts on the Bb to really appreciate the command these guys had of the Bb horn.

    I was reading an interview on the most recent ITG journal … Kadarebek interviewing David Zauder… many comments there about him only playing the Bb at Cleveland.

    My first teacher, Gilbert Mitchell also recalls his many years in orchestras only playing the Bb.

    Thanks for mentioning it. It deserves some attention.

    Rogerio
     
  3. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Have you heard that Ravel G major Concerto with him and Boston? Amazing! That opening is like hearing a Chinese New Year celebration... firecrackers going off in rapid succession!

    ML
     

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