Joshua Garrett has kindly offered Horn Matters a copy of his dissertation “The Brahms Horn Trio: Background and Analysis for Performers.” It is a comprehensive historical and musical analysis of the Brahms Op. 40 Trio — required reading for anyone performing this piece.
It is available as a PDF download on the Downloads page.
Mr. Garrett is a graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook and the Juilliard School, and formerly served as third hornist in the San Jose Symphony Orchestra.
In his post “A Brass Viola?” John Ericson noted that the somewhat controversial publication A Devil to Play by Jasper Rees makes use of Mr. Garrett’s dissertation — without credit.
A fine performance
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art web site features a superb performance of Bruno Schneider, Daishin Kashimoto and Eric Le Sage performing the Op. 40.