Concertino For Horn And Orchestra (Weber)
The Concertino for Horn and Orchestra in E minor, J188 (Op 45), was composed in 1815 by Carl Maria von Weber. It is an extremely taxing work for natural horn or valve horn and small orchestra. It requires, among other feats, that the player produce what is in effect a four-note chord using the interplay between humming and the sound from the instrument, a technique known as multiphonics.
The work is widely recorded and performed, appearing in the repertoire of well-known horn players including Hermann Baumann, Barry Tuckwell and David Pyatt.
It was originally written for the natural horn, and the authentic performance movement still sees it played on this instrument, notably by Anthony Halstead with the Hanover Band.
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