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One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

Some horn players are very averse to change, but changes have to be made! One exciting type of change is getting a new horn...

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

The topic for episode 23 of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is the International Horn Competition of America in a conversation with the host...

The two most recent episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast both relate to tuning. The newest episode is one featuring Gustavo Camacho with a...

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From the world of Star Trek. Science fiction and fantasy shows, and the French horn seem to go together like a hand in a glove....

21st and 19th century merge. I am not exactly sure what this is but you can judge for yourself. Is it more science than art? Was...

I will be presenting three sessions at the upcoming IHS International Horn Symposium, and the next three weeks I plan to spend a week...

The recital this year will be one that stands out for a long time for me for a number of reasons. One is it is...

A regular reader (thank you!) sent a tip on a link to a recent episode of the Wilderworld podcast. This one features a recording...

A recent link on Facebook pointed me to a great article, “A Little Leitgeb Research” by Michael Lorenz. One thing I have been very...

Recently we introduced a series of three, concise (around 20 page) horn excerpt E-Books that print and display easily on a computer or tablet...

Where does it come from? Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love gives an inspirational talk about creativity in this embedded video from TED. I particularly...
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