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Musical Humour!

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Maurice Andre Plays The Jolivet Trumpet Concerto – 1969

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Rare Footage Of Shostakovich As Soloist In His Concerto For Piano, Trumpet And Strings

  Posted on August 19, 2014 by brendanball Here is some extremely rare film footage of Dmitri Shostakovich as the piano soloist in his own Concerto Opus 35 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings. Can anyone name the trumpet soloist? Yes … Continue reading

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Timofei Dokshizer Plays Andriasov Trumpet Concerto. Fantastic!

One of the first vinyl LPs I came into possession of was an old recording of the great trumpeter Timofei Dokshizer playing concertos written in the Soviet Era. Everyone knows the Arutunian Concerto but there was also this absolute gem … Continue reading

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A Sad Loss…

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Oscar winning Herb Alpert Double…

Here is a double feature from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. the tunes are Spanish Flea and Tijuana Taxi. This short film, with animation by John Hubley, won an Oscar.  

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Urban Farm 9/8/2014 – Today’s Pickings…

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More Music, Less War!

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Trumpet Humour…

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White Cliff – The Latest Video!

My son is in a great band called White Cliff. All the members are studying at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Here is the latest video released by the band… CLICK HERE FOR NEW WHITE CLIFF VIDEO

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