Music: Under Pressure

No performing musician is quite as inflated as the virtuoso trumpeter. Preparing for a good high staccato blast or a long, breath-defying legato lament, the trumpeter can puff himself up so much that the air pressure inside him may exceed that of an average automobile tire (24 lbs. per sq. in.). No other wind player can make that statement. No other musician can literally become so dizzy so easily. No other has such a constant fight between muscular tension and interpretive relaxation and grace.

Looking at France's Maurice Andre, 41, one might guess that...

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