Small esm logo 383 Strauss: Ein Heldenleben - opening horn solo

Orchestral Excerpts | Peter Kurau, French Horn
Bt movie not in use Demonstration of solo 00h:01m:09s
Bt movie not in use Stylized dotted-eighth, sixteenth 00h:01m:49s
Bt movie not in use Triplets tend to be late 00h:02m:13s
Bt movie not in use As much sound as possible on all sixteenths 00h:02m:31s
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Professor W. Peter Kurau discusses the first horn part from Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben.

Richard Strauss


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.