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IHS E-Newsletter - April 2015

IHS E-Newsletter - April 2015
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Dear Horn Friends,

Thank you very much for reading this 3rd issue of our newsletter! I studied in the 70s and 80s in The Netherlands with eminent Professors Vicente Zarzo (my dad, formerly principal with the Hague Philharmonic) and Martin van de Merwe (principal with the Rotterdam Philharmonic). Also a great teacher for me during this time was Philip Farkas, through his marvelous book, The Art of French Horn Playing.

My fellow students and I had a very healthy habit of attending many concerts of the Hague and Rotterdam Philharmonics and also the Concertgebouw Orchestra. We discussed the concerts, which orchestra played better certain repertoire, who were the best principals, etc. We also listened to many recordings, I had the complete collection of great performances LPs featuring the Cleveland Orchestra/Szell recordings. These were my favorite orchestra recordings.

So many great, but different hornists have shaped me as an instrumentalist that I cannot list them all here. We have lost some of the ambience I had the privilege to live with during my studies as we are so occupied nowadays with computers, i-phones, i-pads, etc. I encourage young students today to listening to classical music, go more often to concerts!

Jose Zarzo, Principal Gran Canaria Philharmonic, Crystal/Summit records recording artist


Horn Playing in Korea

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ν•œκ΅­μ˜ 혼 연주에 λŒ€ν•΄ 전세계에 μžˆλŠ” IHS μ‹κ΅¬λ“€μ—κ²Œ μ•Œλ¦¬κΈ° μœ„ν•΄ 글을 μ“°κΈ° μ‹œμž‘ν•˜λ‹€ λ³΄λ‹ˆ

λ‚΄κ°€ ν˜Όμ„ 배우기 μ‹œμž‘ν•˜λ˜ μ‹œκΈ°λ‘œ μžμ—°μŠ€λŸ½κ²Œ λŒμ•„κ°€κ²Œ λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

쀑학ꡐ 3ν•™λ…„μ΄λ˜ 1972λ…„ μ„œμšΈμ‹œν–₯의 μ•„μ£Ό 였래된 Conn μ•…κΈ°λ₯Ό 빌렀 μ†Œλ¦¬ λ‚΄λŠ” 법을 λ°°μ› λŠ”λ° κ·Έ μ•…κΈ°λŠ” ꡬ멍이 λ‚œ μ—¬λŸ¬ 뢀뢄이 ν…Œμ΄ν”„λ‘œ κ°κ²¨μžˆμ—ˆκ³ , κ·Έ ν›„ 고등학ꡐ에 λ“€μ–΄μ™€μ„œλŠ” 였래된 Conn 8Dλ₯Ό 가지고 μ—°μŠ΅μ„ ν–ˆμ—ˆλ˜ 기얡이 λ‚©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λŒ€ν•™μ— λ“€μ–΄κ°€λ©΄μ„œ Alexander 103을 κ΅¬μž…ν•œ 것은 ν•œκ΅­μ˜ 혼 μ—°μ£Όμžλ‘œμ¨ ꡉμž₯히 ν–‰μš΄μ΄μ—ˆκ³  λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ λΆ€λŸ¬μ›Œν•˜λ©° μ„œλ‘œ λ‚˜μ˜ μ•…κΈ°λ₯Ό μ—°μ£Όν•΄ 보고 μ‹Άμ–΄ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

λ‚΄κ°€ 학ꡐ에 λ‹€λ‹ˆλ˜ μ‹œκΈ°μ—λŠ” μ„œμšΈμ— ꡭ립ꡐν–₯악단, μ‹œλ¦½κ΅ν–₯악단 λ‘κ°œμ˜ ꡐν–₯악단이 μžˆμ—ˆκ³  μ—°μ£ΌλŠ” 그리 자주 ν•˜μ§€λŠ” μ•Šμ•˜μœΌλ©° μ™Έκ΅­μ˜ ꡐν–₯악단이 μ•„μ£Ό λ“œλ¬Όκ²Œ μ—°μ£Όλ₯Ό ν•˜λŸ¬ μ™”λŠ”λ° Vienna Philhanmonic Orchestra 와 Berlin Phil Octet의 μ—°μ£Όκ°€ 아직도 λ‚˜μ˜ 기얡에 남고 ν•™μ°½μ‹œμ ˆμ˜ λ‚˜μ—κ²Œ λ§Žμ€ μŒμ•…μ  영ν–₯을 μ£Όμ—ˆλ˜ μ—°μ£Όμ˜€μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

λ‚΄κ°€ λŒ€ν•™2ν•™λ…„μ΄μ—ˆλ˜ 1977λ…„ μ„Έμ’…λ¬Έν™”νšŒκ΄€ (Sejong Cultural Center)이 κ°œκ΄€λ˜μ—ˆκ³  κ°œκ΄€κΈ°λ…μ—°μ£Όκ°€ 두 달 κ°€κΉŒμ΄ 맀일 μ—΄λ ΈμœΌλ©° μ „μ„Έκ³„μ˜ λ§Žμ€ μ˜€μΌ€μŠ€νŠΈλΌ, 였페라, 관악앙상블 또 λ§Žμ€ λ…μ£Όμžλ“€μ΄ λ‚΄ν•œν•˜μ—¬ 쒋은 곡연을 λ“€λ €μ£Όμ—ˆκ³  λ§Žμ€ μŒμ•…μ„ μ „κ³΅ν•˜λŠ” μŒμ•…λ„ λ“€μ—κ²Œ 꿈 같은 ν›Œλ₯­ν•œ μ—°μ£Όλ₯Ό λ“€λ €μ£Όμ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.Β  κ·Έ λ‹Ήμ‹œ λ‚˜μ—κ²Œ 큰 영ν–₯을 μ£Όμ—ˆλ˜ Philadelphia Orchesta 와 Eastman Wind Ensemble은 λ‚˜λ₯Ό Philadelphia의 Temple University둜 κ°€μ„œ Mason Jones, Daniel Williams, Randy Gardner 와 Joe de Angelis μ„ μƒλ‹˜μ—κ²Œ 곡뢀λ₯Ό ν•˜κ²Œ ν•˜μ˜€κ³  또 Eastman School of Musicμ—μ„œ Verne Reynolds μ„ μƒλ‹˜κ³Ό κ³΅λΆ€ν•˜λ©° λ°•μ‚¬ν•™μœ„κΉŒμ§€ λ°›κ²Œ λ˜μ—ˆμœΌλ‹ˆ μ Šμ€ μ‹œμ ˆμ— λ“€μ—ˆλ˜ μ—°μ£Όμ˜ 영ν–₯은 μ•„μ£Ό 큰 것이라 μƒκ°ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

κ·€κ΅­ ν›„ 1990년에 KBS Symphony Orchestraμ—μ„œ λΆ€μˆ˜μ„ 혼주자둜써 μ—°μ£Όμž μƒν™œμ„ μ‹œμž‘ν•˜μ˜€κ³  1994λ…„λΆ€ν„°λŠ” μ„œμšΈλŒ€ν•™κ΅(Seoul National University)μ—μ„œ κ΅μˆ˜μƒν™œμ„ μ‹œμž‘ν•˜μ˜€μœΌλ©°, 이 λ•ŒλΆ€ν„° κΈ°νšŒκ°€ μžˆμ„ λ•Œ λ§ˆλ‹€ ν•™μƒλ“€μ—κ²Œ λ‚΄κ°€ ν–ˆλ˜ κ²½ν—˜λ“€μ„ μ „ν•΄μ£ΌκΈ° μœ„ν•΄μ„œ λ§Žμ€ 혼 μ£Όμžλ“€ 및 λ‹€λ₯Έ κ΄€μ•…μ£Όμžλ“€μ„ 학ꡐ에 μ΄ˆμ²­ν•˜μ—¬ ν•™μƒλ“€μ—κ²Œ Master Classλ₯Ό κ²½ν—˜ν•˜κ²Œ ν•˜μ˜€κ³  κ·Έ κ²½ν—˜λ“€μ€ 학생듀을 크게 μ„±μž₯ μ‹œμΌ°μœΌλ©° ν•œκ΅­μ˜ μ˜€μΌ€μŠ€νŠΈλΌμ˜ 관악이 λ°œμ „ν•˜λŠ”λ° 크게 κΈ°μ—¬ν•˜κ²Œ λ˜μ—ˆλ‹€κ³  μƒκ°ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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Richard Watkins on Horner's "Collage"

Richard WatkinsI've worked with James on many film projects over the years but it was playing on the score of 'For Greater Glory', a lesser-known film but full of wonderful horn writing both in a solo and ensemble context, that prompted a conversation about a concerto of some sort for the instrument: what might work, what length it might be and how we could do it. Eventually this led to tonight's collaboration for not one but four solo horns.

Obvious comparisons will be made with Schumann's Konzertstuck but James deliberately sets out to explore the spatial sound of the horns rather than highlighting the virtuosic element. We experimented during the rehearsal (and as is the norm in London there was only one rehearsal the day before the concert!) by placing the four soloists across the stage of the Royal Festival Hall. Of course I've worked with David Pyatt for many years and his colleague and fellow Principal in the LPO, John Ryan, but it was so good to play alongside Jim Thatcher-a legend here in UK as well as in USA! We all really enjoyed working together and spending a little down-time too after the rehearsals. The performance was enthusiastically received by a packed Royal Festival Hall and Collage with James on stage at the end received a worthy ovation!

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Teaching Beginners

by Karen Houghton

I began playing the horn at age 14 and, at age 16, I taught my first private lesson to a beginning horn player named Dennis Houghton! Yes, we attended the same high school and I am a year older (and wiser). My band director gave me the task of helping the "new kid," and my teaching career began! I actually took my first private lesson at age 17, and my teacher, Ed Jackson, was a patient, firm and encouraging mentor. He taught me "how" to practice: playing through warm-ups, exercises, etudes and excerpts with me. He opened up my eyes to a world of possibilities! I tutored several students while continuing my studies at California State University - Long Beach and I discovered a passion for teaching, which has continued my entire life. I can summarize my teaching philosophy by comparing horn playing to the basic Four Food Groups:

  • Group 1: Protein (Fundamentals)
  • Group 2: Dairy (Technique)
  • Group 3: Grains (Low & High Range)
  • Group 4: Fruits and Vegetables (Flexibility)

By "digesting" a healthy balance of these four "food" food groups, the student will be able to develop a strong, well-rounded approach to the horn. Since I like variety (in diet AND practice), I choose from several possible exercises in each group, changing the exercises weekly. I am also always willing to try "new foods" and encourage my students to do the same,Β using concepts we have learned in masterclasses, online and in workshops. With as much variety as possible, I still maintain a reasonable lesson plan, which means "small, balanced, sensible meals" during the school year.

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