Virtuoso

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  1. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Hey Rowuk & NickD
    You sure got that right.
    I've seen musicans that couldn't market a playboy bunny in a male prison and could play like gold and still be poor as hell.
    Yep, let someone else handle marketing and finance.
     
  2. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Hi Markie,

    Me and Nick Drozdoff ain't the same person. However I feel honored to be taken for him :whistle:
     
  3. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Darned, and I thought I had this stuff figured out. Well, back to the drawing board.
     
  4. progmac

    progmac Pianissimo User

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    Good advice. Herbert clarke said simply that acquiring wind control is 99% of becoming a masterful player. Seems like a reliable source.
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Herbert Clarke hated the trumpet too. He thought it was just plain vulgar. The masterful player is not the virtuoso.
     
  6. fels

    fels Piano User

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    outside the trumpet box

    i saw Alicia de la Rocha play in concert 40 years ago. She was barely 5 feet tall - still could run tenths on the keyboard - penultimate virtuoso!

    Because of technique?

    No - because she embodied the music. Supreme interpreter.

    She passed away last Saturday.

    Mourn the loss of talent - no - mourn the loss of a virtuoso musician.
     
  7. hup_d_dup

    hup_d_dup Piano User

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    According to the Times obit, she was well under 5 feet at 4'9", and as she aged her height decreased to 4'5". She continued to perform until 2003 and was one of the biggest draws at the Mostly Mozart festivals. What could demand exquisite virtuosic technique more than Mozart's piano music?
     
  8. Sam24

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