||Horn Concerto No.1
||Concerto No.1 in E-flat major for horn and orchestra
||Van Hoorick, Geert
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|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||horn (F), orchestra
- 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 clarinets (B♭), 2 bassoons
2 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B♭)
timpani, triangle, cymbals, snare drum, harp, strings
This is a modern-classical (i.e. neo-romantic) horn concerto. It has been revised technically to improve the playability of the horn part, lastly in 2014. However it remains very very challenging. But therefore it has a symphonic allure, merely because of the proportions and the recurring Leitmotiv and heroic main theme of the 1st movement. The 1st movement is moderately fast and in sonata form. The 2nd movement is slow and also in (a free) sonata form. The final movement is fast and in rondo form, with a very catching main theme. There are cadenzas in the 1st and final movement. The MP3 is based on a digital recording in Sibelius 6 with Kontakt Gold.