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Paul Vidal was born in Toulouse, and studied at the conservatoires there and in Paris, under Jules Massenet at the latter. He won the Prix de Rome in 1883, one year before Claude Debussy. On 8 January 1886, in Rome, Vidal and Debussy performed Franz Liszt’s Faust Symphony at two pianos for Liszt himself, an after-dinner performance that Liszt apparently slept through (what a jerk!). At least you know he was knee deep in the contemporary French classical music of the time period.
Vidal’s “Concertino” for Bb trumpet stands as a wonderful showpiece for our instrument. It is approachable by intermediate players and works well in recital, studio use, or performances of all measures.
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