Tag Archives: Mahler

Andrew Manze Conducts The RLPO

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are working exclusively with the hugely talented conductor Andrew Manze over the next two weeks. We are having a series of two week ‘Artist-In Residency’ programming slots this season. We have had Bryn Terfel already, … Continue reading

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Oh No! The Orchestra Has Started Playing The Wrong Concerto!!!

This is quite extraordinary. The wonderful Maria João Pires is ready to play a Mozart piano concerto with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw conducted by Riccardo Chailly, only to hear the orchestra begin playing another Mozart concerto – no 20 in D minor, K466, not … Continue reading

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Gabor Tarkovi plays Mahler 5!

Here is live footage of Principal Trumpet Gabor Tarkovi playing the opening of Mahler’s 5th Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Fantastic!

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Gabor Tarkovi Talks About Mahler Symphony 5!

… and now the Principal Trumpet of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra playing the first movement of Mahler 5 in 2002 whilst in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra… Fantastic!

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Solti and Chicago Symphony Orchestra live…

Mahler Symphony no. 5 – 1st movement. Tokyo 1984

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In the presence of greatness! – Maurice Murphy

One of my all time trumpet heroes was and remains the great Maurice Murphy. This god of the trumpet world was as good as it was possible to be on the instrument. He could play anything. I always speak of … Continue reading

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The Offstage Trumpeter

One of the various jobs I am asked to perform as an orchestral trumpet player is that of the offstage trumpeter. Usually, the composer wants the effect of a lone trumpet, far away in the distance. It is a task … Continue reading

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