Rafael Méndez was a Mexican virtuoso solo trumpeter. He is known as the “Heifetz of the Trumpet.”
About Rafael Méndez
A prolific trumpet soloist and virtuoso who had the Arizona State University library dedicated to him.
He worked as the cornetist for Pancho Villa as a young boy.
At his most active, he was known to play more than 125 shows a year.
He was born in Jiquilpan, Michoacán, Mexico.
His interpretations of Niccolo Paganini‘s “Moto Perpetuo,” which was originally written for violin, is Méndez’s most popular recording.
Information related to Rafael Méndez
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- Mexican male composers
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- 20th-century trumpeters
- Decca Records artists
- Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
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