Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Maurice André, Regarded as World's Greatest Solo Trumpeter, Dies at 78

Maurice André, the son of French miner who sparked an international renaissance for the solo trumpet, died Saturday at age 78. André was praised for his bright tone and seemingly effortless virtuosity, but he also played a role in the Baroque music revival through his playing on the piccolo trumpet. André appeared on more than 300 recordings over a 50-plus-year career.  Read more