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Anneke Scott (natural horn)
Making her Resonus debut, renowned natural horn player Anneke Scott performs a collection of works by nineteenth-century French composer and hornist Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864), based around his Douze Grands Caprices, Op. 32 of 1838.

Recorded as the culmination of a period of research into the composer, and believed to consist entirely of world premiere recordings, each highly spirited and improvisatory Caprice is framed by a selection from Gallay's Préludes mesurés et nonmesurés, Op. 27 and his Fantasies Mélodiques, Op. 58.

Of special interest is the 1823 cor solo by Marcel-Auguste Raoux used for this recording - generously loaned from Oxford's Bate Collection - which is identical to Gallay's own instrument.

'Playing these pieces on a modern instrument is difficult enough. Hearing them performed with this much panache on an unvalved horn built in 1823 is astonishing. Anneke Scott’s playing is bold and dramatic, Gallay’s theatrical background reflected in the music’s swagger.'
The Arts Desk

Credits
© 2012 Resonus Limited

Ⓟ 2012 Anneke Scott under exclusive licence to Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10114
Producer: Claude Maury
Engineer & editor: Hannelore Guittet
Executive producer: Adam Binks
Cover Image: Venus de Milo (c. 100 BC), attr. to Alexandros of Antioch

'Playing these pieces on a modern instrument is difficult enough. Hearing them performed with this much panache on an unvalved horn built in 1823 is astonishing. Anneke Scott’s playing is bold and dramatic, Gallay’s theatrical background reflected in the music’s swagger.'
The Arts Desk

'I found great pleasure in listening to [...] the groupings which Anneke has devised. These are key works in the history of horn playing and are, for the most part, here being recorded for the first time. Anneke is to be congratulated on her artistry and her zeal in bringing these works to us.'
The Horn Player

The playing is very impressive. Scott plays with as much style and gusto as any soloist I’ve heard, and her technique on the natural horn is stunning. [...] Despite being a recording of works by a single composer, there is a surprising amount of variety. Scott’s willingness to push the envelope when it comes to dynamics and tempo makes for some very exciting interpretations.'
Horn World

'This really is a rarity. A whole [album] of solo works for natural horn - and one which is surprisingly easy to listen to. If the range is naturally limited, the musical invention is not and is well worth the investment of time to get to know these rare compositions.'
Lark Reviews

'I believe that you will be fascinated by the variety of sound which Anneke Scott achieves.'
MusicWeb International

'A rarity, but of wider interest than some might guess. This recording shows the remarkable skills of Anneke Scott to great advantage, and the colours which can be obtained'
Musical Pointers

'Scott's virtuosity is definitely state of the art today.'
Fanfare

Jacques-François Gallay: Préludes, Caprices & Fantaisies

Jacques-François Gallay: Préludes, Caprices & Fantaisies

  • Artists: Anneke Scott
  • Product Code: RES10114 (download only)

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