When Richard Strauss (1864-1949) began work on his first concerto for the horn, he may have been only 18 years old, but he already had literally a lifetime of experience in virtuoso horn playing. Franz Strauss was still an active performer when Richard composed the first concerto, and he wrote the piece intending for his father to give the premiere. The second CD features the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Ashkenazy. At the age of 18 whilst a philosophy student at Munich University, having recently completed his Violin Concerto and Cello Sonata, Strauss wrote his first horn concerto. In addition to making extensive use of the horn in his sumptuous orchestrations, Strauss also composed a pair of concerti for the instrument, the first in 1883 and the second from 1942. Horn Concerto No. The concerto is one of the most-demanding solo works for the horn, using the highest and lowest notes in the instrument’s register, often in quick succession. Get a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). https://www.britannica.com/topic/Horn-Concerto-No-1-in-E-flat-Major, AllMusic - Horn Concerto No. His father, Franz Joseph Strauss, was principal horn at the Munich Court Orchestra and had been since well before Richard was born. ), Oscar Franz and Richard Strauss on the Horn in the Late Nineteenth Century, John Ericson. CD 1 is a re-release of recordings made in 1954 and 1966. VIId:7 - Allegro", "Horn Concerto No. 1. 3, (October 1981): 58-67. About this Piece. 1, Op. The composition is typical of Strauss' music at this time in being Romantic in style, showing the influence of Mendelssohn. Strauss composed his Violin Concerto in 1882, closely followed by the Horn Concerto that same year; it has remained a favourite in the repertoire ever since. 1 in E-flat Major, concerto for orchestra and French horn by German composer Richard Strauss, first performed in Meiningen, Germany, on March 4, 1885. Richard Strauss composed his Horn Concerto No. No. CD 2 was produced in 1991. The concerto is structured in three movements, but it has the effect of two movements, as the first two are played without a pause between them, a musical technique known as attacca. In particular, he seems to have found the high B-flats too daring and dangerous for performance in the concert hall".[3]. The score was published by Boosey & Hawkes of London in 1950. Since 1700 the ancestors on his father's side were country policemen at near-by Rothenstadt but … 1 In D, Hob. Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel mind. He had previously written a short piece for the solo horn (Two études for horn TrV 15, 1873), the concerto was the first also for horn & orchestra (available) Op.8 I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. Franz practiced it for a short time but, deeming the numerous high notes too risky for him to undertake in public, allowed the honour of the premiere to be passed on to another hornist, Gustav Leinhos. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Samuel Seidenberg (horn) Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Weigle The music, especially in the first movement, is reminiscent of Beethoven and Schumann, with a touch of late Romantic style. 1 & 2 (2013), Richard Strauss: Horn concertos 1 and 2 (1997). 1 (Strauss) Last updated September 08, 2019. 11, etc. Whilst it is technically possible to play the concerto on an E-flat natural horn,[1] in practice it would be impossible to give a convincing performance. Viid:7 by Camerata de Versailles & Amaury du Closel on Apple Music. Strauss's first horn concerto was premiered, with the composer playing the horn part, in 1865 and he remained greatly in demand as a soloist. 2 in E flat major, AV132. Buy CD or download online. 8 by Franz Strauss to the horn concerto op. 11, in two versions, one for piano accompaniment and one with an orchestra (the horn part is the same).The horn concerto has become the most frequently performed horn concerto written in the 19th Century. Franz Strauss, Barry Tuckwell, Kertesz*, London Symphony* – Strauss Horn Concertos: Amazon.de: Musik Wählen Sie Ihre Cookie-Einstellungen Wir verwenden Cookies und ähnliche Tools, um Ihr Einkaufserlebnis zu verbessern, um unsere Dienste anzubieten, um zu verstehen, wie die Kunden unsere Dienste nutzen, damit wir Verbesserungen vornehmen können, und um Werbung anzuzeigen. F.Strauss: Horn Concerto, Op.8 - 1. : Franz Joseph Strauss was born February 26, 1822 in Parkstein, Bavaria (Oberpfalz), 28 miles from Bayreuth. 11 (TrV 117). Richard would at times accompany his father for his performances of the great horn concerti of Mozart, or Beethoven's Sonata. 11, in two versions, one for piano accompaniment and one with an orchestra (the horn part is the same). No. The public premiere with piano was in 1883, shortly after the composition completed with one of Franz Strauss's pupils Bruno Hoyer as soloist. Horn Concerto Alt ernative. The horn virtuoso himself premiered his own concerto in C Minor in spring 1865 during an academy in the Odeon concert house in Munich. Browse: Strauss, F - Horn Concerto in C minor, Op. IRS 40 Key E-flat major Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 3 movements: Allegro - Andante con moto - Rondo: Allegro molto Year/Date of Composition Y/D of Comp. 1, Op. Although the rondo includes some less emphatic passages, the final movement’s flamboyant opening melody sets an overall tone of high drama. For example, Brahms continued to write for natural horns in his symphonies (Symphony No. 11 of his son who orientated him-self at the romantic stile of his father. 1882/83 First Pub lication. The first recording was by Dennis Brain in 1947, recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, May 21, 1947 with Alceo Galliera conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. The first CD includes Strauss's two horn concertos, a brief horn concerto composed by father Franz Strauss, and the Burleske for piano and orchestra, all with the London Symphony Orchestra. 1865 Composer Time Period Comp. There have been many recordings of this piece. horn & pno, horn & orch. Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. Sort by: Results per page: 10; 20; 30; 40; View: Filter results Show results filters Hide results filters. In 1871, he was appointed professor at the Royal School of Music; he was given the rank of Kammermusiker of the Bavarian court in 1873. If we wish to know how well Franz Strauss, the long-time solo hornist of the Munich Royal Court Opera, played his instrument, all we need do is listen to his Concerto for Horn. 1 in E flat major, Op. She serves on the music faculty of Metropolitan State University of Denver and gives pre-performance talks for Opera Colorado and the Colorado Symphony... Richard Strauss, portrait by Max Liebermann, 1918; in the National Gallery, Berlin. 1864 – Munich: Falter Composer Time Period Comp. orchestral piece he chose to write for the horn. 11 – First Movement: Allegro – Second Movement: Andante – Third Movement: Allegro – Franz Strauss, Barry Tuckwell With The London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Istvan Kertesz* Horn Concerto In C Minor, Op. Franz also wrote some pieces for the horn, including a concerto. VIId:7 - Adagio" and more. (Pizka Edition) op.2 Fantasy over the Sehnsuchtswalzer by Beethoven, . Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. Norman Del Mar, Richard Strauss: A critical commentary on his life and works, Volume 1. Romance pour le Cor "Les Adieux" - horn & pno, horn & orch. Format. [citation needed]The premiere with piano accompaniment was given in 1883 at Munich. Op.11 ; TrV 117 I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. In the first place, the music sounds quite conservative – and he never made a secret of the fact that he cared not a whit about the musical world of his time. IFS 5 Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 3 Year/Date of Composition Y/D of Comp. Allegro molto - YouTube No. Horn Concerto No. 1 In E Flat, Op. Listen to Franz Joseph Haydn, Horn Concerto No. (ms.Pizka Coll.) 8: II. 6:29 PREVIEW Horn Concerto No. In 1882–3 Richard Strauss wrote his Horn Concerto No. Strauss, Franz: Opus/Catalogue Number Op./Cat. 3 is contemporary with the Horn Concerto) because he deemed the sound better. Those currently available with orchestral accompaniment include: Recordings with piano accompaniment include: Johnson, Bruce. Stream songs including "Horn Concerto No. Horn Concerto No.2 Composer Strauss, Richard: Opus/Catalogue Number Op./Cat. Corrections? Browse: Strauss, R - Horn Concerto No. At the age of 18 whilst a philosophy student at Munich University, having recently completed his Violin Concerto and Cello Sonata, Strauss wrote his first horn concerto. The premiere with orchestral accompaniment in 1885 at Meiningen. Op.7 I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. The marchlike final movement returns the soloist to the heroic attitude of the first movement. 1. IFS 8 Key D-flat major Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 1 nocturne First Pub lication. Ring in the new year with a Britannica Membership. Its composition follows his violin concerto, another work listeners might recognize as being quite early. No. 1, an album by Lars-Michael Stransky, Karl Jeitler, Vienna Philharmonic Wind Orchestra on Spotify We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. Title: Strauss Horn Concerto No.1 Created Date: 7/12/2009 8:34:24 PM Although concerti typically began with the orchestra stating the main themes and the soloist entering later on, Strauss took the opposite approach: after a single strong chord for the orchestra, the soloist begins a heroic theme based on rising and falling arpeggios. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. R Strauss: Horn Concertos 1 & 2, Oboe Concerto (2006), R. Strauss: Orchestral Works and Concertos (2014), Daniel Barenboim conducts R. Strauss (2010), R. Strauss: Complete Orchestral Works (2013), R. Strauss: Complete Chamber Music (2011). [4] Strauss conducted the work at least three times later in his life: Vienna on 7 May 1921, Mannheim on November 3 1929, and Hannover on 9 October 1931.[5]. The music, especially in the first movement, is reminiscent of Beethoven and Schum Franz Strauss composed his Violin Concerto in 1882, closely followed by the Horn Concerto that same year; it has remained a favorite in the repertoire ever since. The movement proceeds with the orchestra elaborating upon the soloist’s statements. If we wish to know how well Franz Strauss, the long-time solo hornist of the Munich Royal Court Opera, played his instrument, all we need do is listen to his Concerto for Horn.In the first place, the music sounds quite conservative – and he never made a secret of the fact that he cared not a whit about the musical world of his time. Horn Concerto No. This page lists all recordings of Horn Concerto No. Franz & Richard Strauss: Horn Concertos. 8 This page lists all recordings of Horn Concerto in C minor, Op. Richard would have grown up with the sound of his father practicing in their home. the horn, because his father, Franz Strauss, was the principal horn player of the Munich Court Orchestra. Happy 1 83 s t Birthday ! TrV 283 I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. Strauss composed his Violin Concerto in 1882, closely followed by the Horn Concerto that same year; it has remained a favourite in the repertoire ever since. 1942 First Perf ormance. 1 in E-flat major, Op. IRS 39 Key E-flat major Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 3 movements: Allegro - Andante - Allegro Year/Date of Composition Y/D of Comp. This meant that Richard was free to pursue whatever career he wished. The version with orchestral accompaniment is entitled "Waldhornkonzert", indicating that the concerto was to be played on the natural valveless horn (Waldhorn), which was the horn of preference played by his father (although Franz also played the valved F horn). 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