Jukka Harju

French Horn

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Harjulta kajahtaa

  • Jyväskylän teatteritalo 31 Vapaudenkatu Jyväskylä, 40100 Finland (map)

The concert of Jyväskylä Sinfonia named "Harjulta Kajahtaa" introduces the British late romantic horn concerto by York Bowen (1884-1961). Bowen established his career as a brilliant concert pianists already at his early years and afterwards as a composer too. His works enjoyed great success during his active years but anyhow many of them stayed unpublished and were to be forgotten until now. Almost 50 years after his death the interest for his music has gained again and his works are continuously performed more and more.

Bowen's horn concerto is written distinctively for the instrument,  partly because Bowen played the horn himself on his early years too. The characteristics of the horn part owns it's brilliance to the style of legendary Dennis Brain: lyrical passages, extremely wide ambitus as well as highly virtuoso arpeggios through the range of the instrument were bullet proof trademarks of Brain's excellence. Bowen's concerto was written in 1955 and year later Dennis Brain premiered it with Welbeck Orchestra conducted by Maurice Miles. Now after 62 years we will finally hear it's first concert performance in Finland too.

Earlier Event: March 2
Knussen Horn Concerto
Later Event: April 12
York Bowen Horn Concerto