Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Michel Corrette, Nicholas Charles Bochsa, Georg Philipp Telemann|
The Magic of the French Horn
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An excellent production
David Allsopp | Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom | 09/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I studied Horn at the Royal Academy of Music in the early 80's. The trend was already moving away from the huge sound of the wide bored instruments of the 70's. If you like French horn tone to remind you of Disney's Fantasia then do not buy this CD, but if you admire a sensitive and refined performance you won't do better than this. The tone is east European with its distinctive yet subtle vibrato. The Conzertstuck is awesome. (Listen for the 1st horn freaking out at 40,000 feet in the last movement at 7:52)"
Jason Dudycha ( firstname.lastname@example.org | Michigan, USA | 07/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first, eighth, and eleventh tracks on this CD were awesome. It was one of the best recordings of Conzertstuk I've ever heard. The second movement to Mozart's 4th was superb, and Corette's horn quartet was equally superb. However, the rest of the songs (while good) weren't of the best recording quailty. But the playing remained magnificent. I would definitely reccomend this one to any horn afficionado."
Excellent Selections, Bad playing
Zeev Saffir | Oberlin, OH | 04/06/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This CD on the Erato label has many great selections including the rare Konzertstuck for hour horns in orchestra. However, the performers play with too much vibrato, particularly on the pieces from the classical era. Even though the collection includes the incredible Konzertstuck, it is played most poorly, with a very obvious crack on the high E. If you want an alternate recording of the Konzertstuck, there is a phenomenal one with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony on the Delos label. If it is the Mozart concerti you want, I suggest the classic Dennis Brain recordings. If you really enjoy the sound of vibrato on a horn, then get this CD. You will not find horns that play with more vibrato than these guys."