The Horn Highlights playlist is my attempt to make a short playlist with the best movements written for horn. It has a little bit of everything--obviously there are concerto movements, but there’s also some chamber music. Now, I have to admit, I have a grudge against only listening to one movement of a piece. If you have that bias as well, the complete version of everything on the Horn Highlights list can be found on the aptly named Horn list. This list is everything I can think of, but if you subscribe, I will be continually adding to it, because I know for a fact that it is in no way complete. The Horn list is not in chronological order, I prefer to listen to things mixed up a bit. I also didn’t want to have six Mozart pieces in a row.
Another cool thing about horn is the amount of chamber music we can play. I didn’t put a whole lot on this list (only my favorites) because if I put every quintet, the list would be about a year long. Horns are very versatile in the chamber music world--although we are a brass instrument, we also play in most woodwind ensembles.
Here are the Spotify playlists: Horn Highlights (21 tracks, total time: 2 hours), and Horn (159 tracks, 14 hours) Hopefully these playlists give you a taste for everything horn! Enjoy!
Guest post by Kathryn Zevenbergen