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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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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...

Updated search engine Horn Matters to-date houses over 1,900 articles. With a little digging around in the Archives it has been fairly easy to find specific...

Charles Kavaloski interview In a 1997 interview, former Boston Symphony Orchestra principal horn Charles Kavalovski discusses the path that took him from nuclear physics to...

I believe that am the type of person who can generally get along with most anyone. The most heated argument I have got into...

The second of two posts on performing Dukas Villanelle, posted on 10/7/05 in the original Horn Notes Blog. The first article is here. A couple...

When I began blogging, I started off with a simple Google Blogger account. While I do like Blogger's ease of use, it does have...

You've seen them in the top bearing plates once the valve caps are removed: tiny holes. They are known as "oil ports" or "oil...

Here are some cautionary tales about instruments that ended up in the repair shop because of objects that worked their way into the horns. ...
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