A devil to play : one man's year-long quest to master the orchestra's most difficult instrument / Jasper Rees
- Rees, Jasper
- New York : Harper, 
- Copyright Date:
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- 324 pages ; 22 cm
- In the beginning was the horn -- The ipso factor -- Who is this Bethover? -- Le son du boa -- Ass, ox, and fool -- Hold it like a man! -- Without fear of death -- Holly wouldn't -- The act you've known for all these years -- The pass door.
- Jacob Rees tells why he took up the French horn again at the age of 39-and-three-quarters and persevered to play in front of a packed London auditorium and perform a Mozart concerto on this notoriously treacherous instrument. He also relates the story of man's first musical instrument, and its journey from the walls of Jericho to Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, from the hunting fields of aristocratic France to the heart of Hollywood.
- Originally published: I found my horn. Great Britain : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -308).
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