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Richard King - Chamber Music For Horn

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Richard King - Chamber Music for Horn

Dedicated to his brother David William King (1849-1999), King teams up with colleagues in the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Institute of Music to assemble an album of note.

Horn players revel in the bounty of challenging and rewarding repertoire found in the realms of orchestra and opera. For centuries, composers have taken advantage of the horn's ability to perform with heroic grandeur, poetic warmth and impish glee in a large ensemble. But the horn is also a leading player on a more intimate scale, as Richard King demonstrates to elegant effect on his new disc. The chamber - music repertoire for horn may not be vast, but it can boast of exceptional works that employ the instrument in myriad intriguing ways. The fact that such titanic composers as Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert embraced the horn's multifaceted character and tonal possibilities speaks volumes for its gifts as subtle and gregarious collaborator.


1-4 Johannes Brahms Trio for Piano, Violin and Horn, OP. 40

5-7 W.A. Mozart Horn Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 407

8-10 Ludwig Van Beethoven Sextet for Two Horns & String Quartet, Op. 81b

11 Franz Schubert Auf dem Strom, Op. post 119, D943

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