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Maurice André, Trumpeter, Dies at 78
Maurice André (May 21, 1933 – February 25, 2012) was a French trumpeter, active in the classical music field. He died in Bayonne, in southwest France. He was 78. His family confirmed the death to the news agency Agence France-Presse, declining to specify the cause. Mr. André, was esteemed as a trumpeter for his warm, robust tone; lightning technique; and clarion high notes, whose stratospheric reaches could prompt waves of applause from audiences.