CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD (1941-2014)

Conductor, Musicologist, Keyboard player

Review of Brahms Horn Trio Op. 40 - "this is a superb new edition"

October 17, 2012

Bob Ashworth reviews Christopher's recent edition of Brahms' Horn Trio Op.40 in the Autumn 2012 edition of Horn Player

 


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Ashworth writes: "it came as a huge surprise and pleasure to receive for review a copy of the new Bärenreiter Urtext edition by Christopher Hogwood." He goes on to praise the publication, describing it as "a handsome, 'luxury' edition [with] ease of page turns, [...] excellent editorial suggestions, [...] and the print itself so beautiful and clear."

He enjoys the "copious historical notes of great interest", and makes a point of mentioning Christopher's "several sensible suggestions of dynamics and phrasing that may have been missed in the original Simrock edition, which answer some of the small questions usually arising out of rehearsals of this work."

The review concludes: "particularly with all of the additional historical information, I'm sure that this reasonably priced publication will find many friends and admirers […] this is a superb new edition of possibly the horn fraternity's greatest piece of chamber music."

 
 

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