The Early Horn: A Practical Guide

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 6, 2000 - Music - 138 pages
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This introduction to the early horn provides a historical account of the instrument's development during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well as a practical guide to playing techniques and principles of interpretation. The book aims to help performers to play in an historically appropriate style and to guide listeners towards a clearer understanding of the issues which affected the way the horn was played during the period. It includes chapters on the historical background of the instrument, its design and development, and choice of instrument today. A series of case studies which include the music of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, will help performers to make a well-grounded, period interpretation of major works from the horn repertoire. Complemented by an extensive bibliography, this accessible guide will appeal to players of all levels.
  

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Contents

2 Historical Background
7
3 Equipment
27
4 Technique
51
5 The language of musical style
68
6 Case studies
80
Concerto in D Hob VIId 3 and attrib Haydn Concerto in D Hob VIId 4
82
Concerto in E K495
86
Sonata in F op 17
89
Auf dem Strom D943
93
Adagio and Allegro in A op 70
97
Trio in E op 40
99
Notes
104
Bibliography
120
Index
129
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John Humphries is the former editor of the "Western Mail" and the author of several books, including, most recently, "The Man from the Alamo: Why the Welsh Chartist Uprising of 1839 Ended in a Massacre".

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