Virtuoso Music for Horn and Piano
ERIC RUSKE, FRENCH HORN Virtuoso Music for Horn and Piano TROY456 - Price: $16.99
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Spectacular horn playing in familiar and new repertoire.

Horn soloist Eric Ruske has established himself as an artist of international acclaim. Named associate principal horn of the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, his impressive solo career began when he won the 1986 Young Concert Artists International Audition at 22. In 1987, he won the first prize in the American Horn Competition, and in 1988, the highest prize in the Concours International d'Interpretation Musicale in Reims, France. Mr. Ruske gave the 1990 world premiere of Gunther Schuller's Concerto for Horn and Orchestra with the San Antonio Symphony with Mr. Schuller conducting. He has performed as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony and the Boston Pops. Mr. Ruske was educated in his native Croatia and at Juilliard and the Curtis Institute.
Contents:
Rafael Mendez, composer
Valse Suriano
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Rafael Mendez, composer
Jota
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Gioachino Rossini, composer
Prelude, Theme and Variations
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Cesar Cui, composer
Perpetuum Mobile
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Carl Czerny, composer
Erste Fantasie, Op. 339, No. 1
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Fryderyk Chopin, composer
Valse Op. 64, No. 1
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

George Frideric Handel, composer
Aria con Variazione
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Vittorio Monti, composer
Csardas
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Jean Francaix, composer
Canon in Octave
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Camille Saint-Saens, composer
Romance Op. 36
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Marin Marais, composer (arr. M. McCoy)
Le Basque
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Jean Baptiste Arban
Fantasie and Variations on the Carneval of Venice
Eric Ruske, French horn, Pedja Muzijevic, piano


Review:
"[Eric Ruske] is an impressive player. ...his speed, high register, and dramatic flair are amply evident..." (American Record Guide)

"Eric Ruske has recorded a delightful and stunning virtuosic program." (The Horn Call)
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