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The Truly French Horn.Douglas Lundeen

This program will feature French pieces written for the piston-valve French horn. The appropriate colors and nuances of this repertoire are uniquely achievable on the instrument for which the works were written. The program will include music from Saint-Saens to Poulenc.

Dr. Douglas Lundeen was mentored by the great American soloist and natural horn pioneer, Lowell Greer. His interest in historical performance has reached into the Romantic era and the early valve horn. Most recently, he has focused on reviving the recently (1970's) extinct French piston horn and its repertoire, releasing a CD Le cor français authentique (The Truly French Horn), a collection of Paris Conservatory competition pieces and other gems of the French repertoire.

Douglas Lundeen, Selmer piston French horn
Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer, piano


1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue


Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.