The French horn is a common instrument, yet we rarely have the opportunity to appreciate its solo qualities – apart from some fleeting appearances in symphonic works. Yet we overlook the existence of a repertoire of works by composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, specifically written for this warm and full-bodied brass instrument. For his recital at Bozar, the British horn player Ben Goldscheider, nominated by the London Barbican as a Rising Star of the 2021/22 season, proposes some current or recent masterpieces for solo horn and with piano. In particular, he includes several works from his first album, Legacy: A Tribute to Dennis Brain, a tribute to the British musician considered the greatest classical horn player of the 20th century.
Air, for horn solo
Sonnets Without Words
Andante from Cello Sonata, op. 19 (arr. Ben Goldscheider)
New work for Horn and Piano (commissioned by Barbican/ECHO 2021)
Horn Sonata, op. 101
Henry Le Boeuf Hall
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
Why not make the most out of it and enjoy a delicious breakfast* at the BOZAR CAFE VICTOR on the day of the concert from 10:00 to 11:00!
(Reservation required before Friday 6pm)
* two mini croissants, jam and a coffee or orange juice