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The Horn Music of Mozart

The music Mozart wrote for his lifelong friend Joseph Leutgeb is still some of the finest music ever written for horn.
The music Mozart wrote for his lifelong friend Joseph Leutgeb is still some of the finest music ever written for horn.

The music Mozart wrote for his horn-playing friend Joseph Leutgeb is still some of the finest music ever written for horn.

We feature some of the highlights: the lyrical Horn Quintet, a reconstruction of Mozart's unfinished Rondo, K. 371 played on hand horn and the Horn Concerto No. 4 from a performance by the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra. And Pittsburgh Symphony horn player William Caballero offers his thoughts on the composer.

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