Oskar Böhme, composer
Geoffrey Bergler, arranger
Concerto in F Minor, with its long melodic lines and virtuoso
passages, stands as the only authentic trumpet concerto of the Romantic Period.
The composer, Oskar Böhme (1870-1938), was the son of a Dresden trumpeter.
He emigrated to Russia as a young man and joined one of the orchestras of the
St. Petersburg Imperial Theaters in 1889.
He was principal trumpet at the Marinsky Theater from 1903-1924 and later
held various other teaching and performing posts in Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
The first movement of this wonderful concerto was arranged for concert band
by Geoffrey Bergler.