JEAN BAPTISTE ARBAN (1825-1889): 14 Fantasies on Verdi Operas for Cornet and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 07T034
Description: Arban was a French cornetist, conductor, composer, pedagogue and the first famed virtuoso of the cornet a piston or valved cornet. He was influenced by Paganini's virtuosic technique, and his famous method book for trumpet continues to be the first choice for all students of trumpet, cornet and other brass instruments in music schools. These Fantasias on Verdi operas (13 different ones too) are brilliant, highly effective pieces, in which the most popular themes are masterfully interwoven with great instrumental virtuosity. Angelo Cavallo (cornet), Michele Fontana (piano).