Arkady Shilkloper: Alpine Sketch


Alpine Sketch


Arkady Shilkloper (French horn, alp horn)


Pilatus (Boheme CDBMR 906063)

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Arkady Shilkloper (French horn, alp horn).

Composed by Arkady Shilkloper


Recorded: Moscow, 1999


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

This track is both highly enjoyable and technically remarkable. Alone in the studio with his instruments and a tape recorder, Russian horn virtuoso Arkady Shilkloper takes us on a colorful ride through his imaginary mountains. It starts out funky with a very urban overdubbed horn choir, next some kind of mountain shepherd's call summons us out to the countryside, then comes a two-horn call and response. It's physically challenging and downright funny from beginning to end. A must!

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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