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Screamers - Difficult Works For The Horn / Cerminaro, Et Al

Release Date: 10/28/1997 
Label:  Crystal   Catalog #: 679   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Robert SchumannWilliam KraftFranz Joseph HaydnRand Steiger,   ... 
Performer:  John CerminaroZita CarnoCharlotte CerminaroMaria Larionoff,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen L. Mosko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  California EAR Unit
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


"The main performer here is John Cerminaro, a former principal horn player with the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics. He seems to have a troupe of acrobats in his lips. He plays music requiring unbelievable agility: quick leaps between registers, chords created by humming at an interval with played notes, skittering fast notes. Difficult horn music is not just screaming: Mr. Cerminaro spins out impressively long lines in Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, demonstrating prodigious control. Other works here are by the contemporary composers William Kraft, Rand Steiger and Henri Lazarof."
Daniel J. Wakin, NEW YORK TIMES

Fanfare (5-6/98, p.257) - "Whatever is lurking in the
Read more schedules for the remainder of the year, this disc must surely win the prize for the most bizarre collection of 1998....the disc leaves no doubt that John Cerminaro is one of the great horn players of our time, totally in command of his instrument..."
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Works on This Recording

Adagio and Allegro for Horn/Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  John Cerminaro (French Horn), Zita Carno (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Evening Voluntaries by William Kraft
Performer:  John Cerminaro (French Horn)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Divertimento for Horn, Violin and Cello in E flat major, H 4 no 5 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Charlotte Cerminaro (French Horn), Maria Larionoff (Violin), Toby Saks (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Hexadecathlon by Rand Steiger
Performer:  John Cerminaro (French Horn)
Conductor:  Stephen L. Mosko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  California EAR Unit
Period: 20th Century 
Intrada for Horn by Henri Lazarof
Performer:  John Cerminaro (French Horn)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great virtuosity, musicality and thrills. January 27, 2016 By C. Schub See All My Reviews "This disc introduces new music, rarely-played music and a couple of well-known works. Everything on this recording is stunningly played--John Cerminaro is widely known as an experienced virtuoso, but with the Haydn Divertimento we have the recording debut of another rising star--Charlotte Cerminaro. The accompaniment in every piece is first-rate as well, this is chamber music at its best!" Report Abuse
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