Interview: Kovach on Triple Horns. Part II, Goals

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JE: Some specific things I like just looking at the new model are the location of the high-F tuning and also the hollow rotors and overall weight. GK: Not only High F, but a dedicated Bb, and F and a dual F/Bb. All three sides can have their own main tuning slide. Which means less […]

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Interview: Kovach on Triple Horns. Part I, the Search

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Patterson Hornworks has introduced a new triple horn, and their initial newsletter report tells us  This triple horn is a culmination of a 2-year project requested by Gabriel Kovach, principal horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Gabe has owned 4 triple horns and gave us valuable feedback on the weaknesses of each of their designs. Our […]

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Interview and Video: Epstein on Finger Breathing

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Earlier this year I was very pleased to be able to post an extended review (in three parts–part I is here) of Horn Playing from the Inside Out — A Method for All Brass Musicians by Eli Epstein. As noted in that review I feel this book is “one of the most substantial and significant […]

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Trompes de Chasse vs. Telemann

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Last night a video link was posted to the Horn People group that caught my attention, a group of  Trompes de Chasse performing Telemann with organ. The performers are listed on YouTube as Organ – Christine Pagès and Trompes - Christian Conte, Piet Luyckx, and Benoît d’Ydewalle. The video did not start any discussion overnight but I […]

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On “Schubert’s ‘Auf Dem Strom’ and Horn Technique in the 1820s”

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This week a focus for me has been preparing the first of the three sessions I will present at the upcoming International Horn Symposium, “Schubert’s ‘Auf Dem Strom’ and Horn Technique in the 1820s.” A half hour session on Tuesday, for a preview, of sorts, two articles on Horn Articles Online have some of the […]

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Advertisement Preview: Horn Matters in the IHS 45 Program Guide

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In about one month the 45th International Horn Symposium will begin in Memphis, Tennessee at the University of Memphis. In order to help support this event and spread the word, we have had an IHS 45 banner ad at Horn Matters, located at top right, for many months. For the actual event in Memphis, a full-sized program […]

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A Masterclass with Philip Farkas on Musicianship for IHS Memphis

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This summer I am presenting three sessions at the IHS symposium in Memphis, and this week the major project was organizing my materials for my Thursday session, “A 1989 Masterclass with Philip Farkas (1914-1992) on Musicianship.” Several years ago I posted briefly about the original session on which this is based. In brief, in the […]

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