Superhuman Precision, Lightness, and Musicality Personify Maurice Andre’s Version of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto

The world lost a piece of its musical soul when Maurice Andre died in 2012. Arguably the greatest trumpet player of all-time and definitely the most emulated in recent times, Andre set a standard that no common musician can achieve in one lifetime alone.

Maurice Andre did much to popularize the trumpet, including recording works written for flute, oboe, and other instruments on his very own trumpet. Some of his most popular recordings are his Baroque works.

In this video, he shows his mastery of that piece of music that all trumpet players want to play, and all fans of trumpet playing want to hear, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. He makes the incredibly versatile piece of music look easy, and plays his piccolo trumpet as naturally as taking a breath.

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