August 15 – Orchestral Field Guide

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Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat, S.49: III. Rondo
In its earliest form, the trumpet was made of everything from ceramic to silver, and they used to be so long and unwieldy that musicians learned how to bend them!  Now, though trumpets are available in all shapes and sizes, there’s one standard size—easy to hold, but still incredibly difficult to play!

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