Wind and Brass

Denise Tryon: SO*LOW

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This fascinating release is performed by low horn virtuoso, Denise Tryon, the fourth hornist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. As a player of fourth horn, Ms. Tryon is an expert in the lowest regions of the French Horn's range, and her disc features newly commissioned compositions that feature this area of the horn's register. Played alongside older works for both solo horn and horn with piano, this recording makes for a most enjoyable sonic journey in colors rarely encountered on the horn. Ms. Tryon's musicality and virtuosity is a pleasure to hear throughout. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra writes that “Denise Tryon’s command of the lower register provides the strongest foundation of sound for a horn section, and yet, her sound is supple and flexible.”



Tryon plays these works and other winning pieces with sonorous fluidity and dexterity, ending with a bit of captivating acrobatics. Nishimura is an ideal partner.” - Gramophone

With her long history of world-class orchestral playing, I knew that Denis Tryon’s CD would be excellent, but after listening several times, it has truly surpassed all of my expectations. You must hear this CD!” - The Horn Call

This CD of mostly new works has some challenging works, but many with infectious rhythms and melody, and her sound is rich and creamy.” - The WSCL Blog

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Denise Tryon, horn
Julie Nishimura, piano

Hermann Neuling: Bagatelle
Peter Askim: A Door Into the Dark
Tim Martin: Lament (horn solo)
Brett Miller: Hunting Songs
Nathan Pawelek: Irremediable Breakdown
Dante Yenque: Tanguito (horn solo)
Carl Nielsen: Canto Serioso
Andrea Clearfield: River Melos
Gummi Polka (horn solo) (Anonymous)