A Conversation with Natural Trumpeter Jean-François Madeuf with Historian Krin Gabbard

MadeufGabber1Jean-François Madeuf was in New York performing Handel's Hercules with Les Arts Florissants on both natural trumpet and horn. Madeuf is a leading player of the natural trumpet in a historically informed manner without the use of modern compromises, particularly the use of vent holes. He performs with many early music ensembles throughout Europe and teaches trumpet at the Schola Cantorum in Basel and at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique in Lyon. Madeuf also leads a trumpets-and-kettledrums ensemble as well as a nineteenth-century period instrument brass ensemble.

by Jeffrey Nussbaum

A Conversation about Instrument Collecting, Performance and Other Musical Interests with Bradley Strauchen-Scherer, Frank Hosticka, Josh Landress, and Scott Robinson

6/29/2015, by Jeff Nussbuam

The following conversation took place at the Landress Brass Shop in New York City on November 10, 2014. Views on instrument collecting, collections, performance practice and other aspects of music were expressed by a group of musicians representing a wide range of divergent fields of interest.

"President Lincoln's Own Band" - Don Johnson and a Recreation Brass Band Go Hollywood


Don Johnson meets Eric Jendresen, the executive producer and screenwriter for "Killing Lincoln" (left). Members of the "President Lincoln's Own Band" greet Lincoln director Steven Spielberg at Gettysburg (right).

19 February, 2013

An Interview with Cornettist William Dongois


by Jeffrey Nussbaum

The following interview took place in New York City on October 1, 2005. Dongois had just performed a program of large-scale works by Giovanni Gabrieli with the New York Collegium, directed by Andrew Parrott.

An Interview with Instrument Maker and Restorer Robb Stewart

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The following interview is based on a visit with Robb Stewart in his workshop and home in Arcadia, California, in May 2005, and some emails in the fall of 2006. Robb is one of the foremost brass instrument makers, restorers and dealers of vintage instruments in the United States. If you have a vintage brass instrument that needs repair or restoration, Robb is the person to go. His expertise will help you assess or date your instruments, and his meticulous work is rarely found elsewhere.

by Sabine K. Klaus / Photos by Bobby Yeo and Mark Olencki