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I Found My Horn: One Man's Struggle With The Orchestra's Most Difficult Instrument Paperback – 8 Jan 2009

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix (8 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753826437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753826430
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 857,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Provocative and eloquent in places, self-deprecatingly funny in others" (INDEPENDENT )

"A rather unusal and thoroughly entertaining person odyssey that demonstrates the power of sheer determination" (GOOD BOOK GUIDE )

About the Author

Jasper Rees has been a freelance journalist since 1989. He writes arts features for the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times, and has also reported on football for the Independent on Sunday.


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This is an entertaining, but also very informative book about a man who decides to take up the horn again after a gap of twenty odd years. It's well written, with lots of interesting snippets about the history of the horn, the difficulties of playing it and what music has been written for it.
A good read.
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A fantastically funny but informative trot through one man's reaquaintance with the horn after a gap of more than 2 decades. Rees describes the trials of setting himself a goal, almost too high, to present himself as a horn player before the world's best, providing at the same time, a potted history of the instrument and its afficionados - composers and players. As someone also trying to get to grips with the instrument later in life I could identify with him completely and his story is both inspiring and a message not to take oneself too seriously - above all, have fun. I'll be picking up my own Lidl horn with renewed enthusiasm as a result of this book.
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As a hornplayer myself and having struggled with the four hornconcertos Mozart has left us it has been a geat joy for me to read a whole book on the third and most popular concerto. The text is very humourous and wellwritten seasoned with many musicianstories. I can only recommend the book to every lover of the instrument and have myself used it as a gift to two of my colleagues.
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It's a wonderful feel good story, and it transferred just as good - perhaps even more movingly to the Hampstead Theatre stage. Could inspire anyone to go and DO THEIR THING.
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This is a great story and very suitable for any musician or music-lover. The potted not so serious history of the French horn is very entertaining!
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