Released August 25th 2007
natural horns in different keys
Grand Trio's Op.
for natural horns in E
This release date
marks the completion of the recording of all of Dauprat's
horn ensemble music by Richard Burdick. With the 2nd volume
of Horn Duets opus 13 on CD 18, the Grand Sextets, opus
10 and the Grand Trios opus 4 on CD19 and a special release
of the Grand Trio opus 26 on a disk for those who buy both
CD18 & 19!
Already released are CD16; the Duets opus 14, and CD14; Quartets, opus 8; which is all of the published music for horn ensemble of Dauprat.
Why is this important? Louis-François Dauprat was the horn professor at the Paris conservatory in Beethoven's time. He was singly responsible for stalling the development of the Valve horn in France, by as much as 40 years! His compositions are fine early romantic works highly influenced by his teacher Anton Reicha. His writing for natural horn is unbelievably chromatic with keys remote from what would be expected in what normally would be a very limited instrument.
His works are outstanding! His Grand sextets are his most popular works partialy due to his use of the High C horn, which resluts in high D for the modern horn or concert G's above the treble clef staff!
Performance of his works could only be done by a virtuoso! Great mastery of the natural horn is required to play these works; hear one of today’s few natural horn artist. in this amazing recording.
|Grand Sextets for horns in different keys, opus 10 by Dauprat|
|Grand Trios, opus 4 #1|
|Grand Trios, opus 4 #2|
|Grand Trios, opus 4 #3|
Total time 75:55
Dauprat’s intimate knowledge
of hand horn techniques makes this opus a compositional tour de
force. Not only does he use all twelve notes of the chromatic scale
in nearly every piece, he also pioneers the use of key signatures
of up to four sharps and four flats for an instrument which was
generally restricted to C major. His stated purpose in writing
these duos was
Richard plays a horn made by Marcel-Auguste Raoux in the 1840s, modified by Lowell Greer.
CD41 American Horn Music vol. 2
CD40 Retrospective II
Horn Quartets No's 1 - 5
CD39 Bach by Popular Demand
CD39 A sequel to
Easter Oratorio CD and his Favorites CD Bach Cantatas, 26, 84 & 99
CD38 Matthew Locke:
Broken & Flatte Consorts
CD38 Richard Burdick performs trios from the late renaissance: all 6 Broken Consort Suites and both Flatte Consort suites - 36 track of Christmas like music.
CD37 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider
of the 40's & 50's
There are many lesser-known 20th century composers, who have great worth!
Let’s not forget the music of: