Very difficult solo piece that utilizes stopped horn and muted horn. Good for competitions.
composed by Eugene Bozza (1905-1991). For horn in F and piano. Duration 5 minutes.
Published by Alphonse Leduc (AH.AL19955).
"'En Forêt by Eugene Bozza (1905-1991 is considered by many to be the most difficult piece ever written for the horn. Intended as a test composition for graduate horn students at the Paris Conservatory, it displays every problematic element of horn playing imaginable, including bounding intervals, rapid-fire lip trills, sonorous glissandos, and intricate hand-stopping techniques, all over four octaves from high C to pedal C.' (from John Cerminaro, on the liner notes of the 'blue CD', on the Crystal label).
"It is a great piece, one of our best works for horn and piano, and challenging to play but not to the extent that the program note writer gushes. I could easily find you much more difficult works. But it has been fun working again on those “bounding intervals, rapid-fire lip trills, sonorous glissandos, and intricate hand-stopping techniques” mentioned."
-- John Ericson (www.hornmatters.com)