The goal then being to develop qualified professional wind players for the numerous military bands, symphonic, opera and operettas orchestras as well as music directors for the cities and village bands, which were organized all over France. As corollaries to that movement, the wind instrument industry as well as the musical cultural level of the French population got large upturn.
Today, the classes of the two major national music institutions (Conservatoires Nationaux Sup‚rieurs de Musique of Paris and Lyon) are supplied by gifted candidates schooled in local music institutions and regional conservatories. This path today still reflects the great quality of teaching with many interactive and creative networks that unify, in a positive way, competitiveness and friendship.
La Trompette fran‡aise by Jean-Fran‡ois Dion is an homage to his personal colleagues and friends circle with whom he has been working throughout his successful career. However, one should keep in mind the fact that France has the privilege of having manycircles of soloists and teachers who are transmitting the french art to tame that beautiful but sometimes perfidious trumpet. -the publisher