2013 Premier Soloist Competition Finalists Announced
Judges Manolo Perez, Bruno Schneider, Esa Tapani, David Thompson, and Gail Williams have chosen the finalists of the 2013 International Horn Society Premier Soloist Competition. The finalists are (in alphabetical order): Erika Binsley, Paul Clifton, Nicholas Castellano, Jordan Miller, and Julian Zheng. They will be performing at the IHS Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee, for the finals competition at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.
2013 Award Winners
The IHS has announced the winners of its Paul Mansur Award and Jon Hawkins Memorial Award for 2013.
Harbison "Caprice" New in OMS
William Harbison's "Caprice for Horn and Piano" has been added to the IHS Online Music Sales library.
This is the composer's description of the piece: "The Caprice for Horn and Piano opens with a flourish that introduces the principal motivic and harmonic material of the work. This introductory passage leads to a spirited dance (A) that makes significant technical demands of the hornist. A more lyrical second theme (B) follows. The cadenza-like opening material interrupts the flow of the work, and a contrasting, serene section (C) ensues. The faster tempo (A) returns for a development passage that is interrupted again by the cadenza material, followed by a varied restatement of the serene music (C). The A and B sections are revisited in a varied format. One final interruption of the cadenza prepares for the lively coda that concludes the work.The Caprice for Horn and Piano was composed for Karen Robertson, horn. Dr. Robertson performed with premier of the composition in October 2011 with Bair Shagdaron accompanying."
New Titles in Thesis Lending Library
There are currently 193 theses on horn and related brass topics available to IHS members through our Thesis Lending Library, incouding these donations* and new acquisitions for 2013:
Dale Clevenger Celebration Concert
Movements of Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 conducted by Riccardo Muti,
Performances by the CSO Horns
Mass horn choir performance of the Adagietto from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony
To colleagues and former students of Dale Clevenger,
As part of our celebration of his career as principal horn,
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