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Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op.11 - III. Allegro
by Myron Bloom, French horn, with Cleveland Orchestra
Myron Bloom (1926 to 2019) was an American French horn player and academic. Myron Bloom was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on April 18th 1926. When he was 12 he attended a concert starring the celebrated French horn player and music professor Emanuel Feuermann - this made him decide to follow in the musician's footsteps. During World War Two, he was accepted into the United States Navy Band while others were being sent off to fight in the Pacific. Across his playing career, he worked with some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, including cellist Pablo Casals and conductor Leonard Bernstein, and also had a distinguished recording career, having participated in several celebrated sessions. These included the part-featured Strauss "Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Major" (with conductor George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra), Schubert's "Auf Dem Strom", and Brahms' "Trio for Horn" (with pianist Rudolf Serkin and violinist Michael Tree). He was principal horn player for the New Orleans Symphony from 1949 to 1954, after which he began a long tenure as principal horn for the Cleveland Orchestra (until 1977). He was then invited by Daniel Barenboim to play principal horn for the Orchestre de Paris in France, and only gave up this position after he was awarded a professorship at the IU School of Music in 1985. Along the way, he also taught at schools such as Carnegie Mellon University, the Juilliard School Music Division, Boston University and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris. Myron Bloom died in Bloomington, Indiana, on September 26th 2019, aged 93.
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Posted: 1st November 2019
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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