October 9, 2020
The Tenor Horn in Mahler 7
Principal Trombone R. Douglas Wright plays a major role in the Orchestra's new recording of Mahler's Seventh Symphony, as the work opens with an incredible solo melody played on the tenor horn. But what exactly is the tenor horn? Learn more in this demonstration of a lesser-known sibling in the brass family and hear examples of what Mahler wrote for the instrument.
"This is the sixth release to appear in Osmo Vänskä’s steadily emerging Mahler cycle that began with the 5th Symphony in 2017 and I would rate it as one of the finest so far in terms of interpretation, execution and sound quality. Vänskä’s very measured tempo for the opening of the work with its baleful tenor horn solo eloquently delivered by R Douglas Wright is strikingly different from those of other versions..." —HR Audio, Graham Williams
"The opening movement sets an ominous, brooding atmosphere, the solo tenor horn hauntingly played by R. Douglas Wright." —The Classic Review, David A. McConnell
"The opening trombone lament is humanised by a more-than-usual amount of vibrato (wonderfully played too)…" —Limelight, Phillip Scott