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Best CLASSICAL trumpet players

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The best of orchestral, soloist and brass quintet trumpet players. Please, no jazz players.

Rated 4 points - posted 6 years ago by mikespike in category Music.
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Maurice Andre Report Abuse
90 points - added 6 years ago by mikespike - 4 comments
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Yes, Maurice Andre is the best.
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Maurice Andre was the absolute master of the trumpet. No other trumpeter has ever combined effortless technique, tonal beauty, and supreme musicianship like he did! He literally sang through his trumpet and created music of indescribable beauty. He was a trumpeter's trumpet player, and is universally acknowledged by the world's professional trumpeters as the greatest of all time!
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Maurice Andre was the greatest classical trumpet player who ever lived, and one of the greatest classical musicians in history. His incredible and effortless technique, beautiful and unmistakable sound, and superb musicianship created a new and unique style of trumpet playing that has inspired generations of trumpet players throughout the world. Andre greatly expanded the baroque, classical, and modern repertoire of music available for the trumpet, and is single-handedly responsible for making the trumpet a respected solo instrument in the concert halls of the world. His exquisite playing set a standard for all time, for all trumpet players, and for all musicians to aspire to.
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The greatest classical trumpet player who ever lived! The King of the Trumpet!
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Malcolm McNab Report Abuse
If you have gone to the movies in the last 40 years and noticed the fantastic trumpet playing on the soundtracks, you have heard the legendary trumpet virtuoso, Malcolm McNab. He has been the principal trumpet of choice in the studio symphony orchestras selected by all of the great Hollywood composers such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, James Horner, Elmer Bernstein, Hans Zimmer, etc. This wonderful musician has mastered all of the musical styles required in the movies, and he is also one of the greatest classical trumpeters of all time.
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Malcolm McNab's recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is the greatest display of classical trumpet artistry ever recorded. McNab's unbelievable technical skills, beautiful tone, and wonderful lyrical musicianship combine to create a stunning interpretation of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece. McNab has taken the classical trumpet recording legacies of Maurice Andre, Wynton Marsalis, Hakan Hardenberger, and others to a new level. His playing is an inspiration to all trumpet players, and shows what level of artistry the trumpet is capable of. If you haven't yet heard the recording, excerpts have been posted on YouTube.
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Adolph Herseth Report Abuse
47 points - added 6 years ago by mikespike - 1 comment
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The Father of Modern Classical Trumpet Playing
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Phillip Smith Report Abuse
principal trumpet for New York Philharmonic, and faculty at Julliard and Manhattan School of Music.
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Bernard Adelstein Report Abuse
Bernard Adelstein was the Principal Trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell. Szell's Cleveland Orchestra was considered to be the best symphony orchestra in the world. The brass section of this orchestra led by Bernard Adelstein on trumpet and Myron Bloom,Principal Horn, set a standard of orchestral performance for the ages. If you listen to the many definitive recordings that Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra made, you will hear magnificent orchestral trumpet playing from Bernard Adelstein. He was the greatest orchestral trumpet player of all time - - - even better than Bud Herseth and Philip Smith.
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David Krauss Report Abuse
Principle trumpet New York Metropolitan opera
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Sergei Nakariakov Report Abuse
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Hakan Hardengerger Report Abuse
21 points - added 6 years ago by mikespike - 1 comment
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Correct spelling is Hardenberger
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Gerard Schwarz Report Abuse
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Raymond Mase Report Abuse
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Chris Martin Report Abuse
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Mark Hughes Report Abuse
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Principal Trumpet - Houston Symphony
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Niklas Eklund Report Abuse
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