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Heroes of the Horn

French Horn Players of the BSO
Photographic collage cropped to detail of four men seated near the back of the orchestra with French horns

Close-up of the French horn section from the inaugural season of the BSO (1881-82), under Georg Henschel, conductor

Principal Edward Schormann, Louis Lippoldt, Anthony Gumpricht, and Carl Schumann comprised the very first French horn section in the BSO. (Collage by James Notman)

Carter - Concerto for Horn (excerpt) with soloist James Sommerville

Listen: 2007-11-15 (BSO) Carter - Concerto for Horn [Sommerville]

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