This Day in History: 1884-11-07

Georges Mager, renowned French trumpeter and later Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1919 to 1950, first prize for cornet in 1906, prominent violist and cornet player in Paris before WWI, excellent tenor, flugelhorn soloist with French military band, touring the U.S. in 1918, viola position in the BSO (sharing stand with Arthur Fiedler), appointed principal trumpet in BSO in 1920, sparked interest in C trumpet, taught Bernard Adelstein, Roger Voisin, Renold Schilke, born in Tourcoing, France

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