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Horn Notes Podcast

A podcast on all things French horn and more, hosted by John Ericson

Oct 14, 2021

In this episode we look at the topic of a correct interpretation of the Till Eulenspiegel opening solo, with a focus on how Farkas taught the excerpt. Farkas learned the solo working with the conductor Frederick Stock, who had studied the work with Strauss, as he explains in an audio clip from a presentation at the...


Oct 7, 2021

In this episode John Ericson looks at the overall topic of can the Kruspe type horn come back, Geyer horns, and more. Length 27:07


Sep 16, 2021

In this episode John Ericson looks at some of the issues related to getting going again with ensemble rehearsals and performances. Length 24:08


Jul 2, 2021

In this episode John Ericson looks at using drones to improve your warmup and your practice of French horn etudes and excerpts. The etude example is from Rangesongs by Rose French, and the excerpt is the opening of the Brahms second piano concerto. Length 14:43


Jun 10, 2021

In this episode with John Ericson the focus is on horn excerpts, with tips on performing Till, Brahms 2, and the Janacek Sinfonietta. Length 16:26