Glory and Ordeal — Oskar Böhme's Life and Death in Russia

Glory and Ordeal — Oskar Böhme's Life and Death in Russia

We know the composer and trumpeter, Oskar Böhme, through his celebrated, romanticized styled Concerto in E-minor. However, we know very little about the last part of his life in Russia. Until now. On April 5, 2019, the correspondent, Christian Neef, from the German magazine Spiegel in Russia, has presented his book ‘Der Trompeter von Sankt Petersburg’ [The Saint Petersburg Trumpeter], where he solves all these mysteries and includes the last photograph of Böhme (illustrating this news), dated from 1938. [...]

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Chronicle of the Second 'Girolamo Fantini' International Trumpet Competition in Rome

Chronicle of the Second 'Girolamo Fantini' International Trumpet Competition in Rome

Organized by Edda Silvestri's AIMART Academy and its trumpet lecturer Giuliano Sommerhalder as artistic director, the second edition of the Girolamo Fantini International Trumpet Competition took place in the time-honored palazzi of the Vatican's Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music and of the Embassy of Hungary in Rome from February 17 to 24, 2019, with BNL-Paribas and HIND SpA as main sponsors. [...]

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