Dauprat: Music for Horn / Fliri, Brunner

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Louis-François Dauprat was a French horn player, horn teacher and composer. He was born in Paris in 1781 and died there in 1868. As a child he was a chorister at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. From 1794 he was taught to play the horn by Philip Kenn, a cor basse (low horn); first at the Institut National de Musique and later in the first horn class of the Conservatoire. In 1797 he was the first horn player to be awarded the premier prix. After touring Italy and Egypt with various musical groups between 1799 and 1801 he settled in Paris, where he decided to study again at the Conservatoire, this time harmony and composition. He also studied with Anton Reicha, who composed the horn parts for Dauprat in his quintets for woodwinds. Dauprat can be seen as the pioneer of the Parisian horn tradition. His compositions move stylistically between the classical and Romantic periods. In addition to operas and symphonies, he composed a whole series of works for solo horns: horn duets, horn trios, horn quartets, horn sextets, horn with string quartet and much more. For horn players and the interpretation of Dauprat's works or those of his contemporaries, the Méthode de cor alto et cor basse (Paris, 1824) is particularly significant. This recording presents works for horn in various groups: solos, duets, a horn sonata, and a quartet for four horns. David Fliri is solo hornist in the Staatskapelle Weimar and Professor at the Mozarteum Salzburg.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: November 19, 2021

  • Catalog Number: BRI96480

  • UPC: 5028421964805

  • Label: Brilliant Classics

  • Number of Discs: 1