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The Art of Creating 18th-Century Sounds on Modern Instruments

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David Bilger is principal trumpet for The Philadelphia Orchestra.

On Sunday August 24, 2014, WRTI broadcasts a Philadelphia Orchestra concert featuring a Haydn symphony that was first played in 1794. WRTI’s Susan Lewis talked with the orchestra’s principal trumpet about using modern instruments to produce a more 18th-century sound. The program also includes Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Purcell’s Suite No. 1 from The Fairy-Queen.

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Listen to more of Susan's interview with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Trumpet David Bilger.