"Each passage is magnificently performed by the 18-year veteran of the Cleveland Orchestra in the sublime acoustic of New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Every performance provides a sonic paragon, a rubric worthy of emulation by student and professional alike." The Horn Call, Journal of the International Horn Society
"In releasing his new recording, Eli Epstein has provided another incredible learning tool for horn players. The recording includes his spoken commentary which is practical and to the point, followed by exceptional demonstrations of the excerpts. Eli is certainly one of the great players and teachers of our generation."
~Richard King, Principal Horn, Cleveland Orchestra; Horn Professor, Cleveland Institute of Music
"A resource like this, from a low horn expert and lovely musician as Eli Epstein, is an invaluable and exciting addition to every horn player and teacher's library!"
~Jennifer Montone, Principal Horn, Philadelphia Orchestra; Horn Professor, Curtis Institute of Music
"Eli Epstein's Orchestral Excerpts for Low Horn is an album every horn player can benefit from. In each passage, Mr. Epstein's playing contains all the ingredients for success--beauty and evenness of tone, control in all dynamics and ranges, along with engaging rhythmic vibrancy. His explanations are clear, practical and reflect his tremendous experience playing for many years in top orchestras. I was fortunate to play in The Cleveland Orchestra for 17 years with Mr. Epstein and can personally attest to his extremely high level of artistry hearing all of these excerpts up close. Eli Epstein's Orchestral Excerpts for Low Horn is a "must have" for anyone serious about playing low horn." ~Michael Sachs, Principal Trumpet, The Cleveland Orchestra
"With his beautiful, warm sound and encouraging commentary, Eli Epstein has created here another incredible resource for all horn players. Like his book, Horn Playing from the Inside Out, Epstein presents this valuable information in ways that are clear, straightforward, and inspiring to listen to." ~Robert Rearden, Principal Horn, The Florida Orchestra
"A perfect sequel to (Krebiehl's) original horn excerpts CD...you would be hard pressed to find more nuanced, musically substantial performances anywhere. Every note has purpose, and every musical decision has a concrete, logical reason behind it." Horn World
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