Solo and Orchestral Trumpeter and Educator

Thoughts on music, trumpet playing, and education from Eric M. Berlin, Professor of Trumpet at the University of Massachusetts and Principal Trumpet of the Albany Symphony and Boston Philharmonic Orchestras.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stephen Paulus 1949 - 2014

A week later, I remain saddened by the passing of Stephen Paulus, one of the most beautiful voices of American classical music. Stephen succumbed to complications from a stroke last summer on October 19, 2014. I hoped to generate some recovery energy with our new recording, but I am glad that we were able to capture a beautiful part of the spirit he shared with us. With it, we honor the memory of a gifted composer who was gentle, kind, witty and generous of spirit for all who express themselves through music. Rest in peace. 

Stephen Paulus with Terry Everson and me after our BMOP performance of his Concerto for Two Trumpets in Jordan Hall. 

Please read a wonderful obituary in the New York Times -

Listen to his beautiful Elegy which speaks volumes today.