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About the music on Chants d'Amour...

During the Romantic era lyricism became the core of music performance: the music is considered as one single continuous and everlasting sentimental line.

For the horn all this translates into pure musical poetry. 'Le cor est un instrument essentiellement poétique' F.A. Gevaert stated in his 1885 instrumentation method,. Brahms refers to the 'poetry of the horn' when asking performers to perform his Trio Opus 40 on the natural horn only.


read more about the title, style and repertoire choice

The unedited music presented here will be published as part of the projects
Horn Playing in the Lyrical Style and Brave Belgians of the Belle Epoque by Golden River Music from autumn 2016 onwards.
No scores can be obtained before this publication.



Chants d'Amour
(click on a track for detailed information, pictures & samples)

1. 'Duo d'Amour' from Les Noces d'Arlequin (c. 1880)
Francis Thomé (1850-1909)

2.
Mélodie pour Cor et Piano (1882)
Léon Van Cromphaut (1842?-1911)

3.
Rouet
Alphonse Hasselmans (1845-1911)

4.
Méditation (c. 1865)
Jean-Théodore Radoux (1835-1911)

5.
Albumblatt (1853)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

6.
Duo pour Cor et Harpe (c. 1865)
Edmond Weber (1838-1885)



7. Petite Pièce for two horns in E flat (1865)
François-Joseph Fétis (1784-1871)

8.
Romance Opus 36 in F
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

9.
Morceau de Concours
Adolphe Samuel (1824-1898)

Trio Opus 40 for Horn, Violin and Piano
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

10.
Andante
11. Scherzo
12. Adagio Mesto
13.
Finale

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Chants d'Amour...
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Performers
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Alphonse Stenebruggen