Barry Tuckwell

Biography

Born: March 5, 1931; Melbourne, Australia  
Barry Tuckwell is perhaps the world's most renowned French horn player, and is believed to have made more recordings than any other hornist in history. As a child, he studied violin and piano, as taught by his father and older brother. He was a chorister at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney, and also served as organist there. He began to study the horn at 13 with Alan Mann of the Sydney Conservatory. He made such rapid progress that he became a Read more member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15, remaining in the orchestra from 1947 to 1950. By that time he had publicly performed nearly every major concerto in the standard repertory.

He went to England at 19, in part because of Britain's wider career opportunities but also to study informally with the great horn virtuoso Dennis Brain. Tuckwell also credits listening to the recordings of jazz trombonist Tommy Dorsey with shaping his idea of brass sound.

Tuckwell's professional career blossomed first as the Assistant First Horn in the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, then with the Scottish National Orchestra, and eventually the First Horn of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In 1955, at the age of 24, he became Principal Horn of the London Symphony Orchestra. He became regarded as one of the most able and respected members of the orchestra, which elected him to its Board of Directors, and ultimately to its Chairmanship

During his LSO years he appeared regularly as a soloist, and in 1968 he left the orchestra to pursue a career exclusively as a horn soloist. He toured and taught widely all over the world, and is responsible for the commissioning of works that have become important addition to the horn repertory, including compositions by Gunther Schuller, Oliver Knussen, Richard Rodney Bennett, Thea Musgrave, and Ian Hamilton.

He was the first President of the International Horn Society (1970-1976) and served another term from 1992-1994, and is now a member of its Advisory Committee. He has worked diligently to advance horn playing, and has worked on instrument design with makers such as Holton and Lawson. He was Professor of Horn at the Royal Academy of Music in London (1962-1972), Artist-in-residence at New Hampshire's Dartmouth College, Pomona College in California, and the Stratford Festival in Ontario. Tuckwell is also a noted editor of horn music, and has authored two books on the techniques of horn playing.

In 1982 he helped found the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, serving as its music director into 1998. He was also music director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in Hobart, Australia. He also frequently appears as a guest conductor, and has recorded an album of Wagner overtures. In 1992 Tuckwell was granted permanent U.S. residency under the new "Extraordinary Ability" immigration category, and became a U.S. Citizen in 1997. He retired from professional horn playing in 1996, at the age of 65. He continues to conduct and teach, and works with promising youngsters at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp, Lyman, NH. Read less

Biography

Born: March 5, 1931; Melbourne, Australia  
Barry Tuckwell is perhaps the world's most renowned French horn player, and is believed to have made more recordings than any other hornist in history. As a child, he studied violin and piano, as taught by his father and older brother. He was a chorister at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney, and also served as organist there. He began to study the horn at 13 with Alan Mann of the Sydney Conservatory. He made such rapid progress that he became a Read more
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Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Prologue
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Pastoral - The Day's Grown Old
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Nocturne - The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy - O Rose, Thou Art Sick
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Dirge - This Ae Night
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Hymn - Queen and Huntress Chaste and Fair
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Sonnet - O Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Epilogue
Six Bagatelles for wind quartet: I. Allegro con spirito
Six Bagatelles for wind quartet: II. Rubato. Lamentoso
Six Bagatelles for wind quartet: III. Allegro grazioso
Six Bagatelles for wind quartet: IV. Presto ruvido
Six Bagatelles for wind quartet: V. Adagio. Mesto (Béla Bartók in memoriam)
Six Bagatelles for wind quartet: VI. Molto vivace. Capriccioso
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: Prologue (horn solo)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 1. Pastoral: The day's grown old (Charles Cotton)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 2. Nocturne: The splendour falls on castle walls (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 3. Elegy: O Rose, thou art sick (William Blake)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 4. Dirge: This ae nighte (anon. 15th century)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 5. Hymn: Queen and huntress (Ben Jonson)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 6. Sonnet: O soft embalmer of the still midnight (John Keats)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: Epilogue (horn solo)
Haydn: Horn Concerto No.1 in D, H.VIId No.3 - 1. Allegro
Haydn: Horn Concerto No.1 in D, H.VIId No.3 - 2. Adagio
Haydn: Horn Concerto No.1 in D, H.VIId No.3 - 3. Allegro
Haydn: Horn Concerto No.2 in D, H.VIID No.4 - 1. Allegro moderato
Haydn: Horn Concerto No.2 in D, H.VIID No.4 - 2. Adagio
Haydn: Horn Concerto No.2 in D, H.VIID No.4 - 3. Allegro
Knussen: Horn Concerto, op.28 - Intrada
Knussen: Horn Concerto, op.28 - - Fantastico
Knussen: Horn Concerto, op.28 - - Cadenza
Knussen: Horn Concerto, op.28 - - Envoi
1. Andante - Poco piů animato
2. Scherzo (Allegro)
3. Adagio mesto
4. Finale (Allegro con brio)
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Prologue
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Pastoral - The Day's Grown Old
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Nocturne - The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy - O Rose, Thou Art Sick
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Dirge - This Ae Night
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Hymn - Queen and Huntress Chaste and Fair
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Sonnet - O Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Epilogue
Britten: Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60 - 1. "On A Poet's Lips I Slept"
Britten: Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60 - 2. "Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep"
Britten: Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60 - 3. "Encintured With A Twine Of Leaves"
Britten: Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60 - 4. "Midnight's Bell Goes Ting, Ting, Ting"
Britten: Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60 - 5. "But That Night When On My Bed I Lay"
Britten: Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60 - 6. "She Sleeps On Soft, Last Breaths"
Britten: Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60 - 7. "What Is More Gentle Than A Wind In Summer?"
Britten: Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60 - 8. "When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See"
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
1. Allegro moderato
2. Poco adagio, quasi andante
3. Rondo (Allegro moderato)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Romanza (Andante)
3. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Allegro
Andante
Allegro-Rondo (Allegro)
1. (Allegro) K.412
2. Rondň. Allegro K.514
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Andante
3. Rondo
1. Allegro
2. Romanze (Larghetto)
3. Allegro
1. Allegro moderato
2. Romanza (Andante)
3. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Mozart: Concerto For Flute, Harp, And Orchestra In C, K.299 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Concerto For Flute, Harp, And Orchestra In C, K.299 - 2. Andantino
Mozart: Concerto For Flute, Harp, And Orchestra In C, K.299 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Mozart: Flute Concerto No.1 In G, K.313 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Mozart: Flute Concerto No.1 In G, K.313 - 2. Adagio non troppo
Mozart: Flute Concerto No.1 In G, K.313 - 3. Rondo (Tempo di Menuetto)
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto In B Flat, K.191 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto In B Flat, K.191 - 2. Andante ma adagio - Cadenza: Dietmar Zeman
Horn Concerto in D (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Vivace
Horn Concerto in D (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
Horn Concerto in D (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Sonata No. 2 in F for Horn and Strings (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Largo
Sonata No. 2 in F for Horn and Strings (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro moderato
Horn Concerto in E flat (1974 Digital Remaster): I. Con discrezione
Horn Concerto in E flat (1974 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Horn Concerto in E flat (1974 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Horn Concerto in D (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato
Horn Concerto in D (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Horn Concerto in D (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Concertino for Horn and Orchestra in D MH134 (P134) (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Larghetto
Concertino for Horn and Orchestra in D MH134 (P134) (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro non troppo
Concertino for Horn and Orchestra in D MH134 (P134) (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Menuet & Trio
Horn Concerto No. 5 in F (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato
Horn Concerto No. 5 in F (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Horn Concerto No. 5 in F (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegretto)
Horn Concerto No. 6 in E flat (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato
Horn Concerto No. 6 in E flat (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio cantabile
Horn Concerto No. 6 in E flat (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Moderato)
Horn Concerto No. 10 in F (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro maestoso
Horn Concerto No. 10 in F (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Lento cantabile
Horn Concerto No. 10 in F (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegretto)
Horn Concerto No. 11 in E (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Horn Concerto No. 11 in E (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Horn Concerto No. 11 in E (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Menuetto
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D HobVIId/3 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D HobVIId/3 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D HobVIId/3 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Scherzo: Allegro
III. Adagio mesto
IV. Finale: Allegro con brio
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
1. (Allegro) K.412
2. Rondň. Allegro K.514
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Andante
3. Rondo
1. Allegro
2. Romanze (Larghetto)
3. Allegro
1. Allegro moderato
2. Romanza (Andante)
3. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
Act I: Prelude
Act I Scene 1: Wearisome labour! (Mime)
Act I Scene 1: Hoiho! Hoiho! (Siegfried, Mime)
Act I Scene 1: Well, there are the pieces (Siegfried, Mime)
Act I Scene 1: A whimpering babe (Mime)
Act I Scene 1: Much you've taught to me, Mime (Siegfried, Mime)
Act I Scene 1: I found once in the wood (Mime, Siegfried)
Act I Scene 1: And now these fragments (Siegfried, Mime)
Act I Scene 1: He storms away! (Mime)
Act I Scene 2: Hail there, worthy smith! (Wanderer, Mime)
Act I Scene 2: I sit by your hearth (Wanderer, Mime)
Act I Scene 2: What you needed to know (Wanderer, Mime)
Act I Scene 2: The fragments! The sword! (Mime, Wanderer)
Act II Scene 2: So he's no father of mine (Siegfried)
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.1 in D, K.386b (K.412 & 514) - 1. (Allegro) K.412
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.1 in D, K.386b (K.412 & 514) - 2. Rondň. Allegro K.514
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417 - 3. Rondo
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.3 in E flat, K.447 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.3 in E flat, K.447 - 2. Romanze (Larghetto)
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.3 in E flat, K.447 - 3. Allegro
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495 - 1. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495 - 2. Romanza (Andante)
Mozart: Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495 - 3. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Allegro
Andante
Allegro-Rondo (Allegro)
1. Allegro molto
2. Andante
3. Allegro molto
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Rondo (Allegro molto)
Brahms: Horn Trio In E Flat, Op.40 - 1. Andante - Poco piů animato
Brahms: Horn Trio In E Flat, Op.40 - 2. Scherzo (Allegro)
Brahms: Horn Trio In E Flat, Op.40 - 3. Adagio mesto
Brahms: Horn Trio In E Flat, Op.40 - 4. Finale (Allegro con brio)
Andante espressivo ("Dans la foręt romantique")
Allegro non troppo (pour 4 trompes de chasse)
Andante presque adagio
Allegro vivo (Scherzo)
Adagio (plutôt andante con moto)
Allegro sans traîner, gai, éclatant
Andante, dolcisse
Andante con moto (pour 4 trompes de chasse)
Adagio lié et pp
Andante con moto clamé at doux
Allegro vivo
Adagio doux, lié, expressif
Allegro, assez vite
Andante con moto presque allegretto
Presque adagio


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