Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, 1st mvt.
|Follow through with air after initial attack||00h:00m:05s|
|Slurring exercise to improve sound and connection of low notes||00h:00m:54s|
|Keeping lower jaw firmer||00h:01m:50s|
|Tonguing maintains the kind of air flow and volume as when slurring||00h:02m:00s|
|Exercise to practice tonguing with sustained air flow||00h:02m:36s|
|Other ways of practicing the above exercise. With others in octaves, with a mute, fortissimo||00h:03m:13s|
Eastman School of Music Professor of Horn Peter Kurau provides tips on improving low horn excerpts from Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5
Dmitri Dmitriyevitch Shostakovich
SYMPHONY NO. 5 IN D MINOR, OP. 47
W. Peter Kurau was appointed Principal Horn of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2004. He had previously served as Assistant Principal Horn (1983-1995) and Acting Assistant Principal Horn (2002-2004). He also serves as Professor of Horn at the Eastman School of Music. A prizewinner in the Heldenleben International Horn Competition (1977) and a recipient of an I.T.T. International Fellowship for study in the United Kingdom (1974-75), he also served as an Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency, presenting concerts and classes with esteemed colleague Joseph Werner in Serbia-Montenegro, Kazakstan, Syria, and Macedonia (1997). Active also as a soloist, chamber musician, and clinician, Mr. Kurau has appeared at numerous professional symposia, as well as at leading universities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. His festival activities include appearances at the Chautauqua Music Festival, Bravo! Colorado, Grand Teton Festival, Skaneateles Festival, Texas Music Festival and the International Festival Institute at Round Top (TX), among others.