Mathez Jean Pierre Jean Baptiste Arban BIM3e
Jean-Pierre Mathez
Jean-Baptiste Arban
Portrait of a French musician of the 19th century


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Jean Baptiste Arban
Jean-Pierre Mathez

Jean-Pierre Mathez (1938-2023)

Jean-Pierre Mathez (1938-2023) played trumpet in his high school band and was a great fan of jazz. He continued his trumpet studies in London with Ernest Hall and at the Geneva Conservatory, where he received his diploma in 1961 in the class of Paolo Longinotti, principal trumpet of the Orchestre de la Suisse romande. In 1955 he was active in chamber music with a brass quartet (2 tps, 2 tbs)...
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About Jean-Baptiste Arban

Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban (1825-1889) is the name of a french musician of the 19th century who was very popular in his day but is today remembered by no-one except brass players, and they remember only his surname.

He was an eminent cornet virtuoso, a popular conductor-composer-arranger, a professor who helped to improve the reputation of the Paris Conservatoire and an indefatigable researcher into the improvement of brass instrument manufacture.

His famous Complete Grand Method for Cornet Saxhorn has been and is still today the most widely used tutor in brass instrument teaching.

This little story of the man himself therefore gives us details and unexpected and revealing glimpses of the musical life of European society in the 19th century.

Greatly illustrated with letters, photographs and official documents of Arban's time.

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