Famous Horn Related Quotes

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Q. Who left his position as Principal Horn of a major symphony orchestra to become horn professor at Indiana University saying, "I would rather quit several years too soon than 10 minutes too late"?

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Q. Which famous composer said, "That Strauss is a truly detestable fellow, but when he plays you can't be angry with him"?

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Q. What great horn player made the statement, "God made some people Horn players; others are not so fortunate"?

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Q. What famous player wrote, in a letter to his former student Anton Horner, "Composers like Wagner, and those of today like Strauss and Mahler, really require a little motor in the horn to play the parts; therefore I retired"?

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Q. What great German conductor/composer wrote, "Never let the horns and woodwinds out of your sight; if you can hear them at all, they are too loud"?

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Q. What famous German Romantic composer said, "The sound of the horn is the soul of the orchestra"?

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Q. Identify the author of this quote:
"O hark, O hear! how thin and clear,
   And thinner, clearer, farther going!
O sweet and far from cliff and scar
  The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!"

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Q. Name the source of this quote: "I lifted my eyes and there I saw four horns."

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Q. Identify the author and source of this quote:
"The horn, the horn, the lusty horn,
    Is not a thing to laugh or scorn."

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    A. Philip Farkas

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A. Richard Wagner talking about Franz Strauss

 

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A. Anton Horner

 

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A. Friedrich Gumbert

 

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A. Richard Strauss in "The Golden Rules Inscribed in the Album of a Young Conductor," 1927

 

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A. Robert Schumann

 

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A. Alfred, Lord Tennyson (in "The Princess" - 1847) used by Benjamin Britten in his "Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings"

 

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A. Zechariah 1:18 (translation: The New English Bible)

 

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A. William Shakespeare in As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 2.

 

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