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Classic Sonatas for French Horn / James, Partridge


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Ebs   Catalog #: 6139  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenLuigi CherubiniFranz Danzi
Performer:  Ifor JamesJennifer Partridge
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Over the years Ifor James (1931-2004) has played with numerous orchestras and many famous composers have written and dedicated works to him. He was also one of the world’s most successful teachers, having put over 100 people into the profession. On his latest release he plays horn sonatas together with Jennifer Partridge. Especially Beethoven’s horn sonata stands out of the programme, since it’s the only sonata that Beethoven wrote for a wind instrument. Ifor James was known for his incredible agility and secure high range, but also a broad spectrum of tone color. Philip Jones once said of him: “What fascinated me about Ifor was his ability to play all over the instrument with enormous panache and great momentum.” Ifor left a legacy of Read more recordings, many successful students, and a gift for humor and friendship. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ifor James (French Horn), Jennifer Partridge (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonatas (2) for Horn and Strings by Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Ifor James (French Horn), Jennifer Partridge (Piano)
3.
Sonata for Horn/Cello and Piano in E flat major, Op. 28 by Franz Danzi
Performer:  Ifor James (French Horn), Jennifer Partridge (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1823; Leipzig, Germany 

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