Music Travelogues

Brass at the Palau

The Palau de la Musica in Barcelona’s old city (cuitat vella) is a UNESCO world heritage site, and is absolutely a wonderful sight. Beautifully detailed, and completely human-scaled, it’s set in a lovely plaza and offers up several restaurants inside and outside (this is Barcelona, after all, where people seem to live outside as much […]


The Trumpet Player

Chuck was my first real trumpet teacher, back in 1978 1974 or so when I was getting ready to audition for college (I got in). The Trumpet Player from hank bargine on Vimeo. Watch to the end, so you can hear him nail the posthorn solo from Mahler’s Third. Beautiful playing.