Maurice André rightly earned the reputation of being one of the finest trumpet virtuosos from the 20th and 21st centuries. He made numerous concert appearances and recordings and inspired composers like Blacher, Jolivet, and Tomasi to write major works for his instrument. André was born in the Cévennes district of southern France. Young Maurice began taking vocal instruction (solfeggio) at age ten, but two years later, influenced by his father -- a miner, but also an excellent amateur trumpeter -- began playing the cornet and eventually the trumpet. But he also followed his father's occupation, becoming a miner at age 14. It was not long until his father realized the depth of his son's talent and arranged lessons for him with local teacher Leon Barthélémy. Because his father's wages were meager, André could not consider study at ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Maurice André & Marie-Claire Alain play Bach, Albinoni, Haendel 1966 Maurice André & Marie-Claire Alain play Bach, Albinoni, Haendel Erato
 
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Maurice André & Hedwig Bilgram 1969 Maurice André & Hedwig Bilgram Erato
 
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L' Adagio d'Albinoni 1970 L' Adagio d'Albinoni Polygram
 
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Pachelbel Canon, Albinoni Adagio & Other Baroque Melodies 1977 Pachelbel Canon, Albinoni Adagio & Other Baroque Melodies RCA
 
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Les Plus Beaux Noëls 1980 Les Plus Beaux Noëls Erato
 
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Bolling: Toot Suite for Trumpet & Jazz Piano 1981 Bolling: Toot Suite for Trumpet & Jazz Piano CBS Records
 
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Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; J. Haydn, Telemann & Torelli: Trumpet Concertos 1985 Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; J. Haydn, Telemann & Torelli: Trumpet Concertos EMI Music Distribution
 
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Children's Songs 1986 Children's Songs CBS Records
 
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Trumpets, Oboe and Organ 1988 Trumpets, Oboe and Organ EMI Music Distribution
 
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Le Meilleur de Moi-Même 1989 Le Meilleur de Moi-Même EMI Music Distribution
 
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Albinoni, Handel, Hertel, Telemann: Trumpet Concertos 1990 Albinoni, Handel, Hertel, Telemann: Trumpet Concertos
 
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Trumpet Concertos by Viviani, Vivaldi, Telemann. Händel, J. Haydn & M. Haydn [Germany] 1991 Trumpet Concertos by Viviani, Vivaldi, Telemann. Händel, J. Haydn & M. Haydn [Germany] Universal Classics & Jazz / Universal Distribution
 
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Trumpet Concertos 1992 Trumpet Concertos EMI Music Distribution
 
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Maurice Andre Performs Trumpet Masterpieces 1992 Maurice Andre Performs Trumpet Masterpieces Deutsche Grammophon
 
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Maurice André 1992 Maurice André EMI Music Distribution
 
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Maurice André plays Trumpet Concertos 1992 Maurice André plays Trumpet Concertos EMI Classics
 
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La Belle Époque 1993 La Belle Époque Erato
 
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Trompette et Orgue 1993 Trompette et Orgue Erato
 
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Trumpet Voluntary 1993 Trumpet Voluntary Erato
 
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Italian Baroque Concertos 1993 Italian Baroque Concertos Erato
 
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Ballades pour trompette 1993 Ballades pour trompette EMI Music Distribution
 
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Musique de Kiosque 1994 Musique de Kiosque
 
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Maurice André at the Opera 1996 Maurice André at the Opera Erato
 
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Telemann Trumpet Concertos 1996 Telemann Trumpet Concertos Erato
 
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Favorite Trumpet Concertos 1997 Favorite Trumpet Concertos Seraphim UK
 
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Baroque Trumpet Concertos 1997 Baroque Trumpet Concertos EMI Music Distribution
 
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Hummel, L. Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi: Trumpet Concertos 1997 Hummel, L. Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi: Trumpet Concertos EMI Classics
 
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Baroque Trumpet Concertos: Vivaldi, Torelli, Telemann, Viviani, Handel 1998 Baroque Trumpet Concertos: Vivaldi, Torelli, Telemann, Viviani, Handel Deutsche Grammophon
 
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Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos 1998 Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos Erato
 
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Les chef-d'oeuvre de la Trompette 1998 Les chef-d'oeuvre de la Trompette Deutsche Grammophon
 
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Noël! 1998 Noël! Warner Classics
 
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Maurice André 1999 Maurice André D Classics
 
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Music for Trumpet 1999 Music for Trumpet EMI Music Distribution
 
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Pachelbel: Canon; Suites; Fasch: Concerto for trumpet; Symphonies 2003 Pachelbel: Canon; Suites; Fasch: Concerto for trumpet; Symphonies Apex
 
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The Trumpet Shall Sound 2003 The Trumpet Shall Sound Deutsche Grammophon
 
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Trompette & Orgue 2003 Trompette & Orgue EMI Music Distribution
 
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Maurice André: Mes adieux au public 2003 Maurice André: Mes adieux au public Music For Ever
 
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Maurice André: Mes adieux à la Scène 2003 Maurice André: Mes adieux à la Scène Music For Ever
 
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Trumpet of the Century 2004 Trumpet of the Century EMI Classics
 
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Trumpet Concertos 2004 Trumpet Concertos EMI Music Distribution
 
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Trumpet & Organ 2005 Trumpet & Organ EMI Music Distribution
 
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Trumpet Concertos: Handel, Haydn, Hummel, Albinoni, Hertel, Telemann 2008 Trumpet Concertos: Handel, Haydn, Hummel, Albinoni, Hertel, Telemann EMI Classics
 
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Ses Plus Grands Succès 2008 Ses Plus Grands Succès Erato
 
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Édition du 75ème Anniversaire 2008 Édition du 75ème Anniversaire EMI Music Distribution
 
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Bellini, Haydn, Hummel, Mozart: Classical Trumpet Concertos 2008 Bellini, Haydn, Hummel, Mozart: Classical Trumpet Concertos EMI
 
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Maurice André Edition: Concertos, Vol. 1 2009 Maurice André Edition: Concertos, Vol. 1 Erato
 
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Maurice André Edition: Concertos, Vol. 2 2009 Maurice André Edition: Concertos, Vol. 2 Erato
 
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Haydn, Hummel, Richter: Trumpet Concertos 2011 Haydn, Hummel, Richter: Trumpet Concertos Decca
 
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Defaye: Performances pour Trompette; Flashes; Kalédoscope; Delerue: Fanfares pour Tous les Temps; Cérémonial 2015 Defaye: Performances pour Trompette; Flashes; Kalédoscope; Delerue: Fanfares pour Tous les Temps; Cérémonial Erato
 
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Maurice André: Trumpet Maestro 2015 Maurice André: Trumpet Maestro Indesens
 
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Great Trumpet Concertos 2016 Great Trumpet Concertos Erato
 
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Maurice Andre Plays Trumpet Concertos Maurice Andre Plays Trumpet Concertos Deutsche Grammophon
 
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Maurice André 101 Maurice André 101 Decca
 
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Maurice André Edition: Concertos, Vol. 3 Maurice André Edition: Concertos, Vol. 3 Erato
 
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Trumpet Voluntary Trumpet Voluntary Philips
 
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Baroque Suites & Concertos for Trumpets Baroque Suites & Concertos for Trumpets EMI Music Distribution
 
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Maurice André: A Portrait Maurice André: A Portrait EMI Classics
 
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Saint-Saëns: Karneval der Tiere; Septett Saint-Saëns: Karneval der Tiere; Septett EMI Classics / Warner Classics
 
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Evening with Maurice Andre Evening with Maurice Andre Angel Records
 
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Haydn & Mozart: Trumpet Concertos Haydn & Mozart: Trumpet Concertos Erato
 
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Concertos pour Trompette: Haendel, Albinoni, Telemann, etc. Concertos pour Trompette: Haendel, Albinoni, Telemann, etc. EMI Classics
 
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Éternel Maurice André Éternel Maurice André EMI Classics / Warner Classics
 
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Le Canon de Pachelbel; Le Concerto pour Trompette de Fasch Le Canon de Pachelbel; Le Concerto pour Trompette de Fasch Erato
 
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Baroque Trumpet Music [Regis] Baroque Trumpet Music [Regis] Regis Records
 
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Baroque Trumpet Concertos Baroque Trumpet Concertos EMI Classics
 
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Maurice André plays Virtuoso Trumpet Concertos Maurice André plays Virtuoso Trumpet Concertos EMI Music Distribution
 
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Haydn: Concertos Haydn: Concertos Erato
 
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Maurice André, Trumpet Maurice André, Trumpet Philips
 
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Henri Tomasi, Charles Chaynes: 2 Concertos pour trompette; Charles Chaynes: La Flûte de Jade Henri Tomasi, Charles Chaynes: 2 Concertos pour trompette; Charles Chaynes: La Flûte de Jade Erato
 
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Royal Brass Music Royal Brass Music Decca / Eloquence
 
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Hummel: Concerto pour Trompette Hummel: Concerto pour Trompette Erato
 
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Trompetenkonzerte Trompetenkonzerte Deutsche Grammophon
 
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König der Trompete König der Trompete Philips Classics
 
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Trumpettissimo Trumpettissimo Erato
 
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The Art of Maurice André The Art of Maurice André RCA Victor
 
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