Fast and nimble as J.B. Arban taught us
Every respectable cornet must possess these qualities: fast, easy to play and mellow. This is especially true for a European cornet. This is not a compact trumpet, this is not a jazz instrument, this is meant for the solo repertoire, be it in an orchestra, in a brass band or even just for your own pleasure at home.
This is the instrument I play when I'm looking for pure joy, when I want to challenge myself with crazy hard tonguing or when I want to hear that typical British dark sound.