To celebrate Robert Schumann’s birthday today (June 8, 1810), here’s one of his more unique works: the Concert Piece in F Major for Four Horns and Orchestra.
Right away the spotlight is on the soloists. The piece requires not one, but 4 skilled french horn players, which is one reason it’s a bit rare to see performed.
If you’ve joined Team Brass in our Battle of the Sections: Orchestra Edition, you might say it’s undeniable proof that brass are the most members of the orchestra.
Regardless of which instrument family is your favorite, you need to hear it right now: