Chamber Music for Horn
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Elegant performances of some of the favorite chamber music repertoire for French horn.

The chamber music repertoire for horn may not be vast, but it can boast of exceptional works that employ the instrument in myriad intriguing ways as so elegantly demonstrated by Richard King on this recording. King, principal horn of the Cleveland Orchestra since 1997, has been featured numerous times as soloist with Cleveland as well as with the Tokyo Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia. A graduate of Curtis, King was a member of the Center City Brass Quintet. He is on the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. King is joined on this disc by his colleagues from the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Institute.
Johannes Brahms, composer
Trio for Piano, Violin and Horn, Op. 40
Amy Lee, violin, Richard King, horn, Orli Shaham, piano

W.A. Mozart, composer
Horn Quintet in E-flat Major, K.407
Richard King, horn, Mari Sato, violin, Lynne Ramsey,viola, Stanley Konopka, viola, Julie Myers King, cello

Ludwig Van Beethoven, composer
Sextet for Two Horns & String Quartet, Op. 81b
Richard King Horn, Jesse McCormick, horn, Amy Lee, violin, Mari Sato, violin, Lynne Ramsey, viola, Paul Kushious, cello

Franz Schubert, composer
Auf dem Strom, Op. post 119, D943
Jung Eun Oh, sopraho, Richard King, horn, Orli Shaham, piano

"Partnering with numerous local colleagues, the Cleveland Orchestra's principal horn here speaks his piece about the major works of chamber music for his instrument. What gorgeous, probing statements [Richard King] makes." (

"Probably most people who don't happen to play the horn haven't bothered to collect CDs that feature the instrument. This recording--which shows every indication of becoming a classic--should be an exception. ..Obviously a labor of love, the disc is also a testament to the spirit of collaboration." (
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