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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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The pros and cons Last Friday, Archibald Noodlefish's rant raised a question - is it possible to to be like an amateur and a professional...

I get asked fairly often about “straps” and “flippers,” devices that aid in holding the horn in a more ergonomic manner. For years I...

The list of accomplishments of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci is, without a doubt, impressive. When we use the term renaissance man in today's culture, his epic...

Practicing without the horn Of late I have been rather focused on buzzing techniques to be done away from the horn. Bruce Richards writes on...

It may be just a week or it may be as long as a month, but that time of year is here. It is...

The sentiment behind the question presented in the title is that only performance majors pursuing a career in orchestral playing need to worry about...

One question that a reader had is what horn do I actually play? If you look around in my sites you can see me with...

Show and tell. This video of traditional French hunting horn champions captures a unique style that for the uninitiated, can be quite a shock to...
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