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History

French horn history.

A topic that comes up periodically is piston valves, as in why are they not used on horns? They actually have been; a couple...

This week a focus for me has been preparing the first of the three sessions I will present at the upcoming International Horn Symposium,...

We are not actually stuck there, but there is a ton to cover and, due to a quirk of the semester schedule at ASU,...

Continuing forward in horn history, some of our best, most characteristic horn literature (especially orchestral) dates to the second half of the nineteenth century....

This week we have one fairly long reading that, with the linked readings, covers a lot of ground! The Early Valved Horn In addition also check...

This week our look at horn history crosses an important boundary  The roots of hand horn technique will probably always be shrouded in some mystery,...

Today we welcome an article by hornist and scholar William Melton, with a link to a fascinating recording of Mahler 2 (the first complete...

In a recent article where I featured a photo of hornist Xavier (Xaver) Reiter I noted that a new book was out by Norman...

It's a hit! Since announcing major updates to the Resources area, our click-tracking stats have gone through the roof!  The chart below shows what links people...

Finally we get to some real horn playing, and this week is jam packed with information to consider in relation to your typical warm-up...