A.C. Member William VerMeulen at the 1983 Symposium

Advisory Council member William VerMeulen, with clarinetist James Moffitt and pianist (and horn player) Gayle Cheseboro perform the final movement of Mendelssohn's Concert Piece, Op. 114 for clarinet, basset horn and piano. This performance was an encore at the end of Mr. VerMeulen's recital.

Anton Horner Introduction

The First Annual French Horn Workshop was held at Florida State University in 1969. At the opening General Session prominent horn personalities present included Arthur Berv, James Chambers, Philip Farkas, Carl Geyer, Anton Horner, Wendell Hoss, Max Pottag, and Barry Tuckwell (John Barrows arrived later in the week.). It was during this week that the idea was suggested for an international organization of horn players. An organizing committee later declared the IHS "founded" and elected the first officers of the IHS: Barry Tuckwell, President; Wendell Hoss, Vice-President; Norman Schweikert, Secretary-Treasurer.

As has been the practice at many subsequent Workshops, many of the proceedings of the 1st Workshop were recorded. We are delighted to be able to offer a selection of events from 1969 as podcast episodes. The sound quality is sometimes poor, but most of the words can be discerned.

The items have not been edited, but have been chopped into shorter excerpts to aid download times, and make it easier to find individual references.

There are three main items, totaling just under 90 minutes of material.

In the first set of podcasts, Anton Horner is interviewed by James Chambers about his life in horn playing

  • Introduction
  • Part 1 his early years, and arrival in the USA
  • Part 2 his student years
  • Part 3 his time in the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Part 4 his move to a double horn
  • Part 5 his becoming a teacher at the Curtis Institute
  • Part 6 from the time he left the Curtis Institute until 1969 

Listen now - Introduction:

Farkas Conducts Beethoven

Philip Farkas conducts Beethoven's "The Heavens Are Telling" as arranged by Max Pottag. This is a participant ensemble from the 1974 symposium.

James Winter plays Arnold Cooke

From the 1974 International Symposium in Muncie, IN, here's hornist James Winter, with soprano Carol Nielson and pianist Michel Bourgeot, performing two of Arnold Cooke's Nocturnes, "River Roses" and "The Owl."

CSO Plays a Frippery

From the 1974 Symposium at Ball State University, here's the Chicago Symphony horn section (Dale Clevenger, Thomas Howell, Richard Oldberg and Norman Schweikert) play Lowell Shaw's Frippery No. 20.

Another Seasonal Favorite from 1974

Alan Civils' quartet (Alan Civil, Frøydis Ree Wekre, Dale Clevenger, Barry Tuckwell) perform a summer season favorite, arranged by Alan Civil.

A Quartet Arrangement by Alan Civil

From the Muncie Symposium, 1974, here is an arrangment for horn quartet of an exceprt from Mozrt's "The Magic Flute." Performers are Alan Civil, Frøydis Ree Wekre, Dale Clevenger and Barry Tuckwell.

Frøydis Plays Berge

Frøydis Ree Wekre plays Sigurd berge's "Horn-Lokk" at the 1973 Symposium.

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