Small_esm-logo-383 Strauss: Ein Heldenleben - Rehearsal 2-9

Orchestral Excerpts | Peter Kurau, French Horn
Bt_movie_not_in_use Push off with air prior to triplet 00h:01m:03s
Bt_movie_not_in_use The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few; move air through to the end of the phrase 00h:02m:00s
Bt_movie_not_in_use What happens upstream affects what happens downstream; intonation needs to start correctly 00h:02m:20s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Demand more attention at beginning of this phrase 00h:03m:15s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Four accents: don't allow pitch to change in a belltone 00h:03m:58s

Professor W. Peter Kurau discusses the first horn part from Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben. Rehearsal 2-9, More phrases.

Richard Strauss


French Horn

Sheet Music


Peter Kurau
French Horn

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.