The horn had an incredibly rich evolution over three centuries, from the hunting field to the concert hall. With differences of size, mechanic, technique, sound aesthetic from a country to another and throughout time, the horn has many faces and playing a piece on the corresponding instrument makes a great difference in interpretation and style. Like an actor switching masks and identities when switching roles, it is such a joy to go from one horn – one soul – to another and experience the difference through music.
Baroque horn by Zoltan Juhasz, 2021
Viennese natural horn by A. Kerner, 1760 – Replica by Seraphinoff, 2020
Anonymous natural horn from central Europe, c.1800 ?
Anonymous natural horn, beginning of the XIXth century ?
French natural horn by Courtois Neveu Aîné, c.1810
French natural horn by Halari, c.1820
French natural horn (cor basse) by Kretschman, c.1830
French horn with 3 Stoelzel pistons attributed to Chollet, c.1840 ?
French natural horn (cor basse) by Piatet & Benoît, c.1840
French natural horn by Gautrot, c. 1860
French horn with two pistons by Besson, c.1860
French natural horn by Raoux – Labbaye c.1870 with sauterelle by Brown&Sons, c.1915
Anonymous French natural horn, c.1880
Vienna horn with double pistons by A. Dehmal, c.1890
Vienna horn with rotary valves by A. Dehmal, c.1890
French compensated double horn F/Bb by Selmer, model Vuillermoz, c.1935
German horn in F with rotary valves by Kley, c.1910
German single B-flat horn mod.97 with stopping valve and F extension by Alexander, c.1935
American double horn F/Bb by Holton (mod. Tuckwell), c.1990