What Might Brahms Have Written for Trumpet if Brahms Wrote for Trumpet? Trumpeter/Composer Stanley Friedman Has Some Ideas

Stanley Friedman is a prolific composer of critically-acclaimed opera, concert and chamber music, with over 100 publications and numerous awards, commissions, recordings and performances by major soloists, festivals and ensembles world-wide.

In this chat with Stanley Friedman, you'll hear:

-Falling in love with the trumpet...01:50

-The mentor arrives, and the real ability is revealed...04:55

-One of the all-time great jazz pianists changes the scene at Memphis State...08:18

-A minor trumpet major...10:55

-Relocating to LA...13:28

-Winning an audition he didn't realize was an audition...15:50

-A good list to be on...19:30

-Transitioning from a full-time trumpet career to full-time composing...25:14

-How it feels when world-class musicians "get" the piece you've written...28:38

-Writing the sonata for trumpet Brahms would have written if Brahms wrote for trumpet...31:40

-Adding to the standard trumpet rep is ongoing...33:30

-And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Stanley's websiteJames WilliamsDon FreundThomas Stevens

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