A devil to play : one man's year-long quest to master the orchestra's most difficult instrument (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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A devil to play : one man's year-long quest to master the orchestra's most difficult instrument

Author: Jasper Rees
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jacob Rees tells why he took up the French horn again at the age of 39-and-three-quarters and persevered to play in front of a packed London auditorium and perform a Mozart concerto on this notoriously treacherous instrument. He also relates the story of man's first musical instrument, and its journey from the walls of Jericho to Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, from the hunting fields of aristocratic France to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jasper Rees; Jasper Rees
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Rees
ISBN: 9780061626616 0061626619
OCLC Number: 1053069802
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: I found my horn. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008.
Description: 324 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Exposition --
In the beginning was the horn --
The ipso factor --
Who is this Bethover? --
Le son du boa --
Ass, ox, and fool --
Hold it like a man! --
Without fear of death --
Holly wouldn't --
The act you've known for all these years --
The pass door.
Responsibility: Jasper Rees.

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Jacob Rees tells why he took up the French horn again at the age of 39-and-three-quarters and persevered to play in front of a packed London auditorium and perform a Mozart concerto on this notoriously treacherous instrument. He also relates the story of man's first musical instrument, and its journey from the walls of Jericho to Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, from the hunting fields of aristocratic France to the heart of Hollywood.

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