Line of the Day, Trumpets Edition

My friend Scott Clemens, a pianist, on Dr. Michael Budds on the trumpet: Dr. Budds loves arguing that the trumpet is the most egotistical and  phallic of instruments*, and there is nothing quite like a trumpet to communicate the climax or high point of music (and you should know exactly what that represents).

*Particularly in light of Beethoven and Wagner.

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