Tribute to Dick Perry

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Hycee, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Hycee

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    I recently finished another run of Gypsy, a show I never get tired of playing (as long as I play the overture solo) and I became interested in the history of the show. I found a book called Original Story by Arthur Laurents in which he talks, very candidly about the production of Gypsy. One of the stories was about opening night at the Broadway theater. I will quote:
    "Opening night, the audience burst into applause during the overture. Jule [Styne], standing near the back against a side wall with Steve [Sondheim] and me [Atrhur Laurents], cried: "They're applauding my music! They're applauding my music!"
    "They're applauding the trumpet player, Steve said."

    Dick Perry, we all applaud you.
     
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Gypsy Ouverture original cast 1959 - YouTube
     

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