I was saddened to hear that Maurice André died today. He was a huge inspiration to me as a burgeoning trumpeter. His lyricism was matched only by his musicality. Even when performing the most cheesy cornet solo, Maurice played his heart out. At one point I drove from Appleton to the Manitowoc Public Library, about 1.5 hours one way, to check out a rare LP of him performing the Chaynes Trumpet Concerto. It was so worth it. His website has a great biography of him, including his winning the 1954 Geneva International Competition.