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EF Goldman edited this book of Johannes Brahms etudes for trumpet. In his preface he notes how people were skeptical at the time as to whether or not they were authentic. Goldman was convinced, and felt that despite rumoured etudes by Wagner and Gounod that were supposedly lost forever, the Brahms etudes should stand as a testament to great romantic trumpet writing for the simple reason that they might be the only ones left. These are great to play through, and very demanding on the trumpeter as they are quite taxing. Rewarding, challenging, and satisfying…sounds like Brahms to me!
Grab your horn and try etude number one in the samples to the left, and if you are convinced as well, grab a PDF download above.