Introduction to Contemporary Horn

Join the London Sinfonietta online on Monday 18 May at 5pm for a fascinating behind-the-scenes masterclass.

In this live video, London Sinfonietta principal horn Michael Thompson explores contemporary writing for horn, with a particular focus on György Ligeti‘s Hamburg Concerto (for solo horn and chamber orchestra) and the solo horn movement Appel interstellaire from Olivier Messiaen‘s Des Canyons aux Etoiles.

This exciting new strand of our Lockdown Live series, London Sinfonietta players dive in to the nuances of contemporary performance on their instruments, and explore how they’re used in a contemporary setting. See the techniques and styles used in new music composition, with examples from a selection of the most renowned works of contemporary writing.

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