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The horns in Mahler’s Second Symphony

Wed Mar 23 2016

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“It’s easy to think Mahler 2 is all about horns. Which it is really.”

Our Principal Horn, Roger Montgomery, demonstrates two different types of horns musicians played during the late 19th century when Mahler was composing.

Watch to the end to find out which one he’ll be playing on April 12th!

Mahler’s Resurrection
Tuesday 12 April, Royal Festival Hall, London
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3 Comments

  • Dear Roger!.
    Nice to hear you with this Video! I ´m agree with your choice. It´s sound´s better for me and it seems you are more comfortable playing on the Vienna horn!, In any case the other one is a very interesting instrument!. Unfortunately I can´t be there to hear you!. Wonderful experience.
    javier

    Javier Bonet Sat Apr 2 2016
  • Thanks Roger.

    Please let me know if you’re ever coming to Cologne. I have a lovely Carl Lehmann compensating double from ca. 1930 that I’m sure you’d find interesting to play on. I’ve also installed two JoyKeys on it.

    You sound fantastic on the Vienna horn in your little comparison demo.

    I wish you and your colleagues a thrilling and satisfying performance on the 12th!

    Sincerely and with best wishes,
    Andrew

    Andrew Joy Sat Apr 2 2016
  • Amazing Roger,

    We think whichever horn you play you sound fantastic!

    Looking forward to all 10 of you playing next week. Have a blast!

    warm regards,
    Amy Thakurdas

    Amy Thakurdas Mon Apr 4 2016