Welcome to the Trumpet Dynamics podcast, a show that tells "The Story of the Trumpet In the Words of Those Who Play It."
Today we talk about the often-overlooked, but hugely important instrument, the Cornet.
It's not an understatement to say that the success the trumpet had would not have happened without the Cornet leading the way.
Among the topics we discuss in this episode:
1. The infamous letter from Herbert L. Clarke to Eldon Benge. (A copy can be found here.)
2. Why the cornet has declined in popularity while the trumpet surged.
3. Changes in the musical tastes and consumption habits of Americans, and why musicians must adapt to them.
4. Some of the more famous cornetists around the turn of the 20th Century, and the lifestyle of a traveling musician in those days.