Emile Trognee had a unique feeling of ensemble; his playing was remarkable for accurate dynamics and for an infallible sensitivity towards the meaning and character of the musical phrase. His sound was never forced but always bright, powerful, and even in ail registers. He was also a great master of very soft sound production (without-using the tongue). He was noted for his performances of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, “Rienzi” and “Lohengrin” and of operas by Tchaikovsky and Verdi.
This quote by conductor Karl Eliasberg explains why Emile Trognee was a perfect candidate to write a book of Melodic Studies for the trumpet. If you have any knowledge of the Russian lyrical literature for brass you will understand exactly what you are in for. These are timeless modern classics that sit so well on the trumpet you will be shocked that you have never played them before. The range is reasonable, the challenge is reasonable and consistent, and you will have so much fun playing through these you will want to grab his entire collection.
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