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Introducing the 19th Century Horn

Why play a new instrument when we make music for old instruments?

Our Principal Horn Roger Montgomery performs a section from Schumann’s showstopping Konzertstück for Four Horns, and introduces a new ‘19th century-style’ horn. This instrument has valves, which makes performing such challenging repertoire possible.

Hear it in our upcoming concerts with Sir András Schiff, also featuring Brahms’ blockbuster piano concertos.  Find out more

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The horns in Mahler’s Second Symphony

Wed 23 Mar 2016

“It’s easy to think Mahler 2 is all about horns. Which it is really.”

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Crooks, Valves and the 'God of Horns'

Thu 13 Jan 2011

Next week at our Symphonic Enlightenment concert at the Royal Festival Hall, the horns of the OAE take centre stage. Martin Lawrence, from our Horn Section, here explains the difference between Natural and Valve horns, talks about how they are used in the music of Liszt and Wagner and how Mahler wants the best of both worlds…

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