Willowhayne Records presents the debut recording by BBC Young Musician Grand Finalist Ben Goldscheider.
The idea behind this CD was to present a concert programme taking the listener on a musical journey through the development of the horn and the subsequent music written for it. Starting in the 21st century and then jumping to classical, through romantic, early and late twentieth century and back to the 21st century, this disc shows the full range of the horn's versatility, as well as the technical and musical maturity of this exceptional artist.
Jörg Widmann: Air, for solo horn
Nikolaus von Krufft: Sonata for piano and horn in E major
Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
York Bowen: Sonata for horn and piano in E flat major, Op.101
Volker David Kirchner: Tre Poemi
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Concert Étude, for solo horn
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Recorded: 22nd-24th September 2017, Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, UK
Front Cover Photograph: Frank Jerke
Recording Producers: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer
Recording Engineers: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Total Duration: 74:34
"To put it mildly, this is a heck of a debut recital. Young Goldscheider shows off almost everything he can do, and he can do an awful lot. He says his goal is to make impresarios as well as audiences recognize the potential of the horn as a great solo concert instrument. I’d say he’s off to a great start." - Lynn René Bailey - The Art Music Lounge Full Review
"...Goldscheider proclaims with this impressively engineered, absorbing Willowhayne Records release that he is poised to honor Brain’s legacy with his own once-in-a-generation artistry... He is a young man with a timeless gift. In his hands, the horn is not an instrument but a conduit for making emotions audible." - Joseph Newsome - Voix des Arts Disc of the Month Full Review