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So-low

Tryon,Denise / Nishimura,Julie
Release Date: 09/08/2015 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9455   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hermann NeulingPeter AskimCarl NielsenAndrea Clearfield,   ... 
Performer:  Denise TryonJulie Nishimura
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This fascinating release is performed by low horn virtuoso, Denise Tryon, the fourth hornist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. As a player of fourth horn, Ms. Tryon is an expert in the lowest regions of the French Horn's range, and her disc features newly commissioned compositions that feature this area of the horn's register. Played alongside older works for both solo horn and horn with piano, this recording makes for a most enjoyable sonic journey in colors rarely encountered on the horn. Ms. Tryon's musicality and virtuosity is a pleasure to hear throughout. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra writes that “Denise Tryon’s command of the lower register provides the strongest foundation of sound for Read more a horn section, and yet, her sound is supple and flexible.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Bagatelle, for horn & piano by Hermann Neuling
Performer:  Denise Tryon (Horn), Julie Nishimura (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
A Door Into the Dark, for horn & piano by Peter Askim
Performer:  Denise Tryon (Horn), Julie Nishimura (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 
Venue:  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory 
Length: 9 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Canto serioso for Horn and Piano, FS 132 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Julie Nishimura (Piano), Denise Tryon (Horn)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Denmark 
Venue:  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
River Melos, for horn & piano by Andrea Clearfield
Performer:  Julie Nishimura (Piano), Denise Tryon (Horn)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory 
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Gummi Polka by Anonymous
Performer:  Julie Nishimura (Piano), Denise Tryon (Horn)
Venue:  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6.
Lament, for horn by Tim Martin
Performer:  Julie Nishimura (Piano), Denise Tryon (Horn)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
7.
Hunting Songs, for horn & piano by Brett Miller
Performer:  Julie Nishimura (Piano), Denise Tryon (Horn)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8.
Irremediable Breakdown, for horn & piano by Nathan Pawelek
Performer:  Julie Nishimura (Piano), Denise Tryon (Horn)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
9.
Tanguito, for horn by Dante Yenque
Performer:  Denise Tryon (Horn), Julie Nishimura (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Virtuoso performance December 4, 2015 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "A program of music for a solo instrument (unless it's the piano) usually has limited appeal to the general classical music lover. But this release of music for the low horn should really be the exception -- because both the music and the performance are exceptional. The low horn is part of the French horn family (and part of the horn section of an orchestra), with a range that extends below that of a regular French horn. Denise Tryon is a low horn specialist, and is not only one of the most prominent players of the instrument, but an advocate of music for it. The majority of the works on So*Low were commissioned by Tryon, and show the low horn (and her abilities) to best advantage. Tryon plays with a warm, smooth delivery that enhances the dark richness of the instrument itself. The commissioned works are all relatively conservative in their tonality, while being richly inventive in other ways. Brett Miller's "Hunting Songs," for example, turns the concept of triadic hunt calls around, and presents some dramatic and technical challenges for Tryon. "A Door Into Dark.." by Peter Askim, exploits the lowest register of the horn, and makes the piano an equal partner in the development of the music. Also included are some standards of the horn repertoire -- Hermann Neuling's "Bagatelle" and Carl Nielsen's "Canto Serioso." Although they're the oldest works on the album, they fit nicely with the more modern selections in style. I'm sure there are many horn players who recognize Tryon's name and will want to own this recording. But this is more than just a specialty disc. The music and the performances make this a recording I'd recommend to anyone interested in quality chamber music." Report Abuse
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