Dennis Brain was the Philharmonia's Principal Horn from 1945 until his tragic death in 1957. This archive...
Bonus Content: The Dennis Brain Horn
Philharmonia No. 2 Horn, Kira Doherty, meets up with Richard Watkins, Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1985-1996 at the Museum of the Royal Academy of Music in London to dive into the legacy of the first Principal Horn of the Philharmonia, Dennis Brain.
This is a rare opportunity to hear the instrument Brain played in the 1950s before his early death.
The Philharmonia Orchestra celebrates 75 years in 2020. On 16 January 2020, Richard Watkins performs the Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings by Benjamin Britten and a new piece for horn, 'Towards Alba', by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts. https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/2508/horn_calls
Full chat between Kira Doherty and Richard Watkins:
Watch a chat between Richard Watkins and Mark-Anthony Turnage here: