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Comment #335413 on Maurice André's Successor Describes his Singular Influence

Sat, 03 Mar 2012 03:44:53 -0500

Just as Wynton was (is) the excellent role model for my generation of young trumpet players & students...I now have a young daughter. And while she currently digs the fact that her own dad plays the trumpet, at some point it’ll probably become ‘uncool’ for her to like or maybe even want to try learning the trumpet herself; it might sound silly or elementary, but that’s just how tough peer pressure is in youth these days--& it’s worse for girls who might actually be interested in trying the trombone! Ms. Balsom—as well as Ms. Tine Thing Helseth & Ms. Amanda Pepping—are all excellent examples of how playing the trumpet is definitely not necessarily just for ‘boys’; they are young, pretty & yet all very capable trumpet players, regardless of who other people want to try to compare them to. So if I’m ever lucky enough to have my daughter come up to me & tell me that she thinks Allison Balsom is the next Maurice Andre, I might just go along with her—even if just to encourage her enthusiasm. Ms. Balsom, it was nice to hear you speak so highly of someone I too admired, Master Maurice André. & I love your Italian Concertos CD! May you enjoy your own continued success in all of your hard work. Peterjblume.com



Comment #335037 on Maurice André's Successor Describes his Singular Influence

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:56:44 -0500

For some reason, WQXR seems infatuated with "successors." You have in the past announced the next Pavarotti, the next Horowitz, now the next Maurice Andre. I'm not sure that three candidates are a large enough sample, but I note three preliminary conclusions anyway. 1. You offend the fans of the established legend in question. 2. You put an unnecessary onus on the shoulders of young artists with their own artistic identities, and who deserve to be taken solely on their own merits, of which they have a right to be proud. 3. You are always wrong, anyway. Give it up. It serves no useful musical purpose.



Comment #335010 on Maurice André's Successor Describes his Singular Influence

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:28:23 -0500

What are the musical credentials of a radio journalist who forms an editorial musical opinion on behalf of a public music radio station?



Comment #334842 on Maurice André's Successor Describes his Singular Influence

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:57:35 -0500

@Morris: Please note that the headline is our editorial viewpoint, but not something Ms. Balsom claimed for herself personally. And we agree, Wynton Marsalis is also a very respected trumpet player.



Comment #334527 on Maurice André's Successor Describes his Singular Influence

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:43:03 -0500

As much as she may think she's the successor to Andre, there's only one comment Wynton Marsalis!!!!



Comment #334488 on Maurice André's Successor Describes his Singular Influence

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:40:58 -0500

PLEASE SOME DECORUM...FOR MAURICE ANDRE.... That wonderful man Maurice Andre has only so recently departed, his final notes still ring the aire.. Please..no mater how pretty is Alison Balsom or how fine her chops, raising her to his throne, I feel very distasteful and at best...premature.. I do wish her well. T2