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A devil to play : one man's year-long quest to master the orchestra's most difficult instrument / Jasper Rees.

Rees, Jasper (Author).
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  • 1 copy at Berklee College of Music.

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Main Library ML419.R4435 A3 2008 37684001061640 Library Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780061626623 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0061626627 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 324 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009.

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General Note: Originally published as: I found my horn. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-308) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Rees, Jasper
Horn players > England > Biography.
Horn (Musical instrument)

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