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Gavin Dixon
Gramophone, March 2015

GRAMOPHONE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE TO… Works for Forgotten Instruments #5

In 1800, trumpeter Anton Weidinger presented his keyed trumpet with a concerto commissioned from Haydn. Many other Viennese composers later wrote concertos for him. Although popular for a while, the instrument was superseded in the mid-19th century by the modern valved trumpet. And, unfortunately for Weidinger’s design, the music that had been written for the keyed trumpet proved equally well suited to its valved successor. © 2015 Gramophone





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