CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 |
The trumpet was the star instrument of the baroque period, but it fell out of favor not long after. "There are no trumpet concertos by Beethoven or Brahms," trumpeter Steve Charpie said in a recent phone interview. "There are no concertos by Ravel or Debussy. The role of the instrument went way down from its heyday in the baroque." But what a heyday it was.