Horn Repertoire Week 7: The Classical Natural Horn


This week we will focus in on the topic of the natural horn in solo and chamber works of Mozart and Haydn. We have a relatively short introductory reading on the topic:

Read that article for more (especially also read into the links on Mozart and Rosetti), and the listening this week will focus on —

  • Haydn, J.: Concerto No. 1 in D; Concerto No. 2 in D
  • Mozart: Concerto No. 1 in D, K. 412; Concerto No. 2 in E-flat, K. 417; Concerto No. 3 in E-flat, K 447; Concerto No. 4 in E-flat, K. 495; Concert Rondo; Quintet for horn and strings, K. 407; and more!

Besides the article linked above and the articles linked from it, see also these related articles:

Next week the focus will be orchestral works, in particular the topic of modern performance of some of the more “extreme” works of the Classical literature seen on orchestral concerts today, such as the Symphony No. 31 of Haydn and the Symphony No. 29 of Mozart.

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This is week 7 of a fourteen week course in horn repertoire, the second semester of a broad overview of horn repertoire, performance, and pedagogy. The introductory article is here, and the series is presented for the educational purposes of our readers.

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