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Classical Classroom

Sep 22, 2014

Lady holding ear trumpet.
A small step in the evolution of the trumpet. “Ear Trumpet 1”. Photo by Eknath Gomphotherium, used with permission.

How did the trumpet morph from a simple horn that announced kings and queens, in to the sophisticated, nuanced instrument it is today? Monumental Brass Quintet trumpet player, public school music teacher, and inventor of the Buzz Clip brass player training tool, Mark DiClaudio tells how Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto and a guy named Anton Weidinger literally poked holes in the instrument and changed it – forevah! Also, thoughts on music education, and SO MUCH MORE.

Audio production by Todd “Tiny” Hulslander with belated but no less meaningful birthday wishes from Dacia Clay.

Music in this episode:
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E Flat Major, by Franz Joseph Haydn. Played by Wynton Marsalis and the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

For more about Mark DiClaudio: