Small esm logo 383 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, 1st mvt.

Orchestral Excerpts | Peter Kurau, French Horn
Bt movie not in use Follow through with air after initial attack 00h:00m:05s
Bt movie not in use Slurring exercise to improve sound and connection of low notes 00h:00m:54s
Bt movie not in use Keeping lower jaw firmer 00h:01m:50s
Bt movie not in use Tonguing maintains the kind of air flow and volume as when slurring 00h:02m:00s
Bt movie not in use Exercise to practice tonguing with sustained air flow 00h:02m:36s
Bt movie not in use 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


French Horn

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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.