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Recently received was a question from Pierre-Antoine Tremblay (website here). He had very recently recorded Reinecke's 1906 Trio for horn, clarinet and piano on...

Working on notes for this CD project I realized that the dates given in IMSLP for B. Ed. Müller can’t possibly be correct. Their...

Unless you have been living under a virtual rock you should have noted all the online chatter from the 47th International Horn Symposium, which was held last...

Today the final of this series of brief reviews is of not one but two new CDs featuring Anneke Scott performing a wide variety of...

Up today we have two great CDs from Iowa horn professors, both of them showing clearly that they are excellent models for their students. Professors put together...

Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International Horn...

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...
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When playing within a section, I typically default to an on-leg position; I rest the bell of the horn on my right leg. The...

Over in my Horn Articles Online site for years I have had a Wagner tuba page, and in 2007 one of the first group...

Earlier this week we added a new item to the site, Google Adsense. These are tiny little advertisements that relate to the context of...

A new publication in 2012 was Horn Playing from the Inside Out -- A Method for All Brass Musicians by Eli Epstein. This is...

This summer I have several projects and performances in preparation. Besides presenting on the Wagner tuba at the IHS event in Denver I will...

I love the low horn etudes by Hermann Neuling; I feel certain that these made a big difference in my playing. I have had...

Some critics like to tease that horn players "flub." The Vienna Phil.’s sound was extraordinary, of course: These guys never let you down there....

QUESTION: Twice now I've switched to a different mouthpiece after using another for a long time. On both occasions my tone has been better than ever...
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