The Cd's of Richard O. Burdick

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Released August 25th 2007

CD19a is only avialable in a CD set of three
CD 19CD19 Louis-François Dauprat
Grand Music for horns:
Grand Sextet's opus 10 for natural horns in different keys
Grand Trio's opus 4 for natural horns in E
Richard Burdick, natural horns

The new special CDCD19aDaupat, opus 26 Trios

CD 18 CD18 - Louis-Francois Dauprat Duos
for Natural Horns, Opus 13 volume 2

 

CD19Dauprat:
Grand Sextet's
opus 10 for
natural horns in different keys

Grand Trio's Op. 4
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!
This special release is only available from
www.i-ching-music.com
or
Naturalhorn.com

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

1

Introduction

 

7:24

2

Minuetto

 

8:09

3

Andante

 

5:23

4

Minuetto

 

7:08

5

Adagio

 

4:05

6

Allegro moderato

 

5:28

Grand Trios, opus 4 #1

7

Allegro moderato

 

3:41

8

Adagio ma non troppo

 

2:25

9

Minuetto

 

3:09

10

Rondeau

 

3:01

Grand Trios, opus 4 #2

11

Allegro altiermente

 

3:05

12

Canon - andante

 

2:!4

13

Minuetto - Allegro

 

2:41

14

Agitato non troppo

 

3:18

Grand Trios, opus 4 #3

15

Introduction (Lento – Allegretto)

 

4:27

16

Romanza

 

2:03

17

Minuetto

 

3:23

18

Finale – Allegro non troppo

 

4:42

Total time 75:55

 

REVIEW:  

 

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
to write in all the major and minor scales practicable on a single crook. His ideas of what was practicable went far beyond the usual practice of his time, and his goal was at least as much aesthetic as technical. He exploited the positioning of stopped notes to produce distinct moods and tone qualities for each key, much as J.S. Bach did in the Well-Tempered Clavier. For the natural horn, C major and the sharp keys are cheerful and brilliant because they contain many open notes. The sharp notes are often leading tones, so the hand position is more open than would otherwise be the case.

Richard plays a horn made by Marcel-Auguste Raoux in the 1840s, modified by Lowell Greer.

REVIEW

CD 18CD TourCD 19a

CD41 American Horn Music vol. 2

Burdick's CD41Music by:
R. Burdick
J. Graas, R. Johnson
J. Ott, A. M. Ingalis
A. D. Schmutz, T. Strong

CD40 Retrospective II
Horn Quartets No's 1 - 5

Burdick's CD40Retrospective II
Horn Quartets:
No. 1, Op. 39,
No. 2, Op. 51,
 No. 3, Op. 136,
  No. 4, Op. 149,
                       No. 5, Op. 154

CD39 Bach by Popular Demand

CD39 A sequel toCD39 cover-88
R. Burdick's
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: CD 38 Locke-Brokenall 6 Broken Consort Suites and both Flatte Consort suites - 36 track of Christmas like music.

CD37 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick

CD37 Richard Burdick's compositions:
Earth & Moon, Op. 202
Polar Flux, Op. 204 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick

A multi-track recording of Mr. Burdick:
A microtonal duet (Op. 204) & quartet (Op. 202)

64 tones per octave.

CD36 Classical Natural Horn
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider

CD36 Classical Natural Horn
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider

CD36 Natural horn Burdick Beautiful authentic practice classical era natural horn music, for horn trio and duo.

A very popular style of music in Beethoven's lifetime.

CD35 Twenty-Two Trios
for Horns

CD35 Twenty-two Trios
fCD35or Horn, Op. 156

Nothing else like it for horn ensemble! These trios are full of memorable tunes interwoven in fascinating ways, with wonderful twists and turns.

CD34 Natural Horn Music FOUND

Thanks to IMSLP a number of works have come to my attention from moderately obscure CD34composers, which I'm happy to present here performed on the Natural horn. Nineteenth Century composers Du Puy, Comte de Champigny, Alexandre Javault, Johann Peter Heuschekel. Released February 2013.

CD32 American Horn Music
American Horn Music
of the 40's & 50's

CD32

“This CD proves that what may have sounded weird sixty years ago now sounds normal and often beautiful.”

There are many lesser-known 20th century composers, who have great worth!

Let’s not forget the music of:
Wendell Otey
Alan Hovhaness
Henry Cowell
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Gunther Schuller.