F. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8
Universal Edition - UE1369
- Composer: Franz Strauss
- Instrumentation: Horn, Piano Reduction
- Format: Solo Part with Piano Reduction
- ISMN: 979-000801182-5
- Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
- Pages: 22
Franz Strauss composed his Violin Concerto in 1882, closely followed by the Horn Concerto that same year; it has remained a favorite in the repertoire ever since. The music, especially in the first movement, is reminiscent of Beethoven and Schumann, with a touch of late Romantic style.
Strauss was 19 when he composed the Horn Concerto; surely it was that astonishing maturity which moved Hans von Bülow (who conducted the premiere performance in 1885) to call him a "stripling born old."