Small esm logo 383 Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Rehearsal 91–92 and 101)

Orchestral Excerpts | Peter Kurau, French Horn
Bt movie not in use Horn 1 part is superceded by Horn 3, leave some room for the handoff 00h:00m:31s
Bt movie not in use Try first valve for low F 00h:01m:00s
Bt movie not in use Rehearsal 91 – 92 and 101, valve combinations and intonation 00h:02m:58s
Bt movie not in use Achieving good efficiency of pitch in soft passages 00h:04m:11s

Professor W. Peter Kurau discusses the first horn part from Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben

Richard Strauss


French Horn

Sheet Music

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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.