In browsing youtube yesterday I came across this clip of a young lady playing "Rustiques" at a Junior Recital:
Rustiques - YouTube
A little way down through the comments on the video I read this:
"How do you get such a cut-up and rough sound from a Stradivarius? She got through the piece all right, but her sound is so unrefined, which is odd because she is playing on an instrument designed to eliminate this from her playing. I am just at a loss for words... "
which made me wonder because (a) I don't think her sound is too bad (though would say she didn't play every note 100%, as you might expect from a junior musician) and (b) who would ever think that one brand/model of trumpet would have the feature I've highlighted in bold here?
(That same commenter (who claims to be a trumpeter) also seems to pick on the player for using sheet music and refers to possible "interpretations" of the piece as "mistakes".)
I know there are all sorts out there - and I am probably a sort myself - but this comment about the Strad was unexpectedly different to what I thought trumpeters should "just know".