Émile Trognée studied trumpet at the Brussels Conservatoire. After winning a European competition in 1902, he became solo trumpet and cornet at the Mariinsky theatre, going on to spent the rest of his life in Russia, working at the Mariinsky for the next 25 years. During his tenure there he wrote a series of etude books for the trumpet that are some of the most exceptional examples of Russian brass writing in the 20th century.
This collection of Grand Studies takes the player all over the instrument. They require terrific endurance, flexibility, finger dexterity, and crispness of articulation to make it through them. If you are looking for late intermediate to advanced etudes that have not been played to death, this is the book for you. You will have a blast working your way through these, and there is something to love about each unique study that will have you coming back for more.
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