This Day in History: 2005-03-16

Timofei Dokshitser, Ukrainian trumpet soloist, one of the most important soloists of the 20th C., studied with Tabakov for eight years, studied conducting, played with the Bolshoi Ballet, became trumpet soloist as well, inspired more than 40 new trumpet compositions over his career, arranged many popular compositions for trumpet, died in Vilnius, Lithuania.