Cooper Plays Strauss
Orchestral Excerpt Insights • 17-May-2021
In this Orchestral Excerpt Insight, CSO Principal Horn David Cooper walks viewers through the techniques he uses to practice the opening solo from Strauss’ iconic tone poem Ein Heldenleben. And when it comes time to play this piece for an audition, what’s his advice? Trust that the committee is rooting for you. “While the review panel might seem scary behind the curtain, we're your greatest champions," Cooper says. "We want to hear you succeed, because there's no greater feeling than hearing a piece that we love played really well.”
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