"...book is concise...content refects a thorough evaluation of primary sources." --Choice
This introduction to the early horn provides a historical account of the instrument's development during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well as a practical guide to playing techniques and principles of interpretation. The book aims to help performers to play in an historically appropriate style and provides a series of case studies including major works from the horn repertoire by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. It includes chapters on the historical background of the instrument, its design and development, and choice of instrument today.