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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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To close out the year for Horn Matters, we do check the stats and the below are the top 14 articles or pages on...

Eric J asks: I recently bought a new horn about two months ago. Everything is in working order, great sound, projection, ergonomic, light, just a...

Think you might have a dystonia-related chop problem? Be cautious of claims that there is a cure out there for embouchure dystonia, especially if it...

Not everybody has the cash - or the need - for an expensive custom horn. While in my dreams an Engelbert Schmid quintuple horn floats...

Hallowed Ween Humor Believe it or not...when not terrorizing innocent villagers with their wild antics, the classic Hollywood monsters we know and love played the...

IHS Symposium under way The 43rd annual symposium of the International Horn Society begins this week. My writing colleague John Ericson is there in-the-flesh and...

Things read over the weekend. A story from 1919 - French horn player put on trial. As the poster Ms. Mussel notes, this is a...

In the comments to my recent post on the Reynolds Pottag Model horn (seen below) I quoted what Farkas said was his goal in...
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