Trumpet Discussion Discuss Favorite Soloist. in the General forums; Hi Manny, I've been listening to accuradio.com/classical trumpet soloist channel and everyone on their sounds great to me. I specially ...
Hi Manny, I've been listening to accuradio.com/classical trumpet soloist channel and everyone on their sounds great to me. I specially enjoy Mr. Jenns Lidemann and Rolf Smedvig (two trumpeter who I had never heard of before).
I'm wondering who are some of your favorite trumpet soloist (in the orchestral world) and what do you think makes someone a great soloist?
I have a few favorites that inspire me to practice.
Maurice André is at the top of the list for his ability to transcend the quirky characteristics of the piccolo trumpet and make music that is inspiring to any kind of musician.
Rafael Mendez typifies the kind of work ethic we should all aspire to. His ability to play difficult solos with a heartfelt quality make me want to practice everytime I hear his records.
Timofey Dokshitzer is like Mendez: an impeccable practicer who plays from the heart and with brains. He played more classical music than Mendez did and it's nice to hear that repertoire with the Russian style of trumpet playing. Very impassioned and violinistic.
Gerry Schwarz was an early influence for me and a way for me to hear a Vacchiano student that was relatively fresh out of school play on a regular basis. he was very musical and not afraid to try a variety of effects to get across what he believed, wrong or right.
Sergei Nakariakov is a sensational trumpeter who has grown into a superb musician. I heard a record of him playing a Haydn cello concerto that made me forget most of the cellists I've heard play that particular piece.
Those are the ones I like. I may be leaving out some but that's who comes to mind right now.
great taste in trumpeters...when i first heard sergei's recording of "Intro and Rhondo" i almost squeezed one out...that guy is absolutely amazing!
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Manny - What are your favorite Maurice Andre and Gerry Schwarz recordings (playing - not conducting) ?
Thanks in advance
"To crush your enemies, have them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women" - Conan
Nakariakov's "No Limit" is an awesome recording!!!
How about Hakan Hardenberger?? He's a fantastic trumpeter. The CD of him playing the Arvo Part and Eino Tamberg is fantastic (as are most of the others).
Manny wrote: "Maurice André is at the top of the list for his ability to transcend the quirky characteristics of the piccolo trumpet and make music that is inspiring to any kind of musician."
Yep, I still remember prodding a double bass player to listen some Andre cuts in the music school library long ago. This guy--now a long respected orchestral pro--kinda got an amazed look on his face, and commented, "It's not obnoxious like a regular trumpet!"
There are too many André albums I couldn't live without hearing. My favorite of Gerry's is the Cornet Favorites he recorded when i was in school.
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