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Masterclass for trumpet
In 2008, Håkan Hardenberger gave a masterclass at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester that was recorded. It is now out on DVD.
Hardenberger is not only one of the
greatest trumpet soloist today, he is also a master teacher.
Since the three students are on
levels, Hardenberger also delve into more basic techniques with some of
demonstrates how not to fight the instrument by pushing and forcing
the air, but by playing in the centre of the pitch. He uses analogies
golf (how to hit the ball and let go) - by doing this he gets the
student to play more effortless. The playing suddenly gets easy and the
sound opens up.
In this masterclass Hardenberger works
with the students on three different key pieces from the 20th century
(see below). Any serious trumpet student working on music from this
period, should get this DVD.
A clip from the DVD has been put out on YouTube, so
you can see for yourself how masterly Hardenberger works with the
Werner Henze: Sonatine for
Trumpet Solo (Student: Matthew Palmer)
Enesco: Legende (Student: Nicholas Wright)
accompanist: Jonathan Scott
I ordered this DVD online from The Masterclass Media