This week’s trumpet video is one of my favorite classical trumpet recordings. I still remember it blowing my mind when I first heard this CD in college. The featured performer is Russian trumpet virtuoso Sergei Nakariakov.
He is playing Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saens, which was originally written for a violin soloist (not trumpet). Few trumpeters throughout history could pull off the technical and musical demands of this piece as well as Nakariakov does here.
Here’s a link to a great interview of Nakariakov from Trumpetland.com.