Giovanni Punto (1746-1803), Cor Basse Virtuoso

His instrument, his technique, his music and his life

Researcher:
Teunis van der Zwart
Supervising team:
Prof. dr. h.c. Ton Koopman (promotor)
Musician type:
wind
Keywords:
horn
Duration:
Started in 2014

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Abstract

Research on the life and work of Giovanni Punto (1746-1803), hornplayer, composer, conductor, violinist; who traveled Europe as a virtuoso on the horn, performing his own concerti and chamber music as a cor basse (low horn) player. 

Practice-as-research on the following topics:

  • The cor basse player as soloist. 
  • Advantages of the use of a (silver) cor solo. 
  • Advantages of the wider mouthpiece that was standard for cor basse players.
  • Use of multiphonics on the (natural) horn. 

Search for other than horn music from this composer.