T.Dokshizer

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  1. JLoyalist

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    I recently started listening to many of Timofei Dokshizer's recordings lately, and all I can say is WOW!
    He had perhaps the greatest trumpet sound ever IMO.

    I was wondering if anyone here knew him personally or perhaps has a copy of his method book and would be willing to share some information about what he was like as a person and/or his thoughts on trumpet playing(breathing,warm-up,musicality etc.)

    Any response is always greatly appreciated.:-)



    Joe
     
  2. Bob Grier

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    One of my trumpet heros. I have his autobiography.
     
  3. Richard Oliver

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    Mine too.
     
  4. Phil986

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    He is a continual source of awe and inspiration, wish there were more recordings on YouTube. He can probably be considered the founder of the current Russian school of trumpet playing, which gave rise to artists like Sergei Nakariakov (although as gifted as he is, Sergei would have come out on top from any environment). His sound was indeed wonderful. I recall Maurice Andre considered him a major inspiration as well.
     
  5. rowuk

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    He was old school. You (L)earned everything by dedication and hard work.
     
  6. Richard Oliver

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    1976 or so. LP, The Incredible Trumpet Virtuosity of Timofei Dockshizer . . . that and Schwarz' cornet album. Things were never the same.

    And Andre . . . and Smithers . . . those guys got me crazy.
     
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  7. rowuk

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    Maurice Andrés album back then was called "Trumpetissimo",

    Other recordings by Dokschitzer with the Bolshoi Opera were only available in the East Block.
     
  8. Pete Anderson

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    You've probably already seen this, but there's some good info here: Timofei Dokshizer


    Also on that website you can find the table of contents to his method book. Just the table of contents alone tells you a lot of his thoughts on the instrument:

     
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