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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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One overall thought from recent auditions and horn performances I have heard is that tonguing is one of the most important technical areas to...

Bravery, heroism and no clams.* George Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851) by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze A historic moment in American history is captured on canvas; General George...

This cube is all the Photoshop goodies I have posted at Horn Matters. While not a Rubick's cube, may it be a rubric - to...

Ryan asks: I am in the market for a new horn and I've noticed intermediate horns seem to have the same specs, but are typically...

One major work with notations in the horn part that have confused many are the unusual stopped horn notations in the Academic Festival Overture...

Without a doubt one of the best practice techniques for improvement on a wind instrument is long tones. A teacher of mine once professed...

For Harry Berv in A Creative Approach to the French Horn the concept of “leverage” was essential to a good slur. In making a slur...

Last September, I wrote about wood carver Rob Jones;  his rendering in wood of a single F Jupiter model French horn was truly impressive. A...
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