This Day in History: 1877-01-06

Mikhail Tabakov, famed Russian trumpeter, founder of the Soviet School of trumpet playing, principal trumpet of the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, a brass quartet with Willy Brandt, (Tabakov’s teacher), teacher of Timofei Dokshitser and Vladimir Drucker, first performer of concertos by Shchyolokov (1929) and Goedicke (1930), composer/compiler of the Progressive Trumpet Method (four volumes, 1946-53) and Daily Exercises for Trumpet (1952), born in Odessa, Russia.