(01 Feb 2011 14:09)
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to test a Cornford triple (model S3). I had seen pictures of it and read about it and thought that the assertions were probably exaggerated. Having been sold a DUD compensating double horn (East European… Read more
The eclectic career of internationally acclaimed Australian hornist Andrew Joy, who spent his early years on a wheat and sheep farm, comprises a huge cross-section of the classical music industry from early baroque to newly composed repertoire. For over forty years, he has succeeded in both classical and contemporary music and has been highly inspirational both as a performing and recording artist as well as a teacher and mentor.
Joy is best known as the principal horn of the world-renowned WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, with whom he toured Europe, Japan, the USA and South America as well as recording a large slice of the major orchestral repertoire for over thirty years. He has recorded several solo CDs in addition to performing concerti with orchestras, both on modern and natural and baroque horns. A high point was a six-year period in the 1980s recording (Bach's B minor Mass, Mozart, Haydn, Telemann's E flat double horn concerto) and performing together with Nikolas Harnoncourt and his Concentus Musicus in Wien and Graz… Read more