Author: Stephen Gamble

Works Published by UNT Press

Dennis Brain: A Life in Music

— Vol. 7: of North Texas Lives of Musicians Series

Published: May, 2011  Pages: 400  Features: 69 b&w photos. Notes. Bib. Index.

The British horn player Dennis Brain (1921-1957) is commonly described by such statements as “the greatest horn player of the 20th Century,” “a genius,” and “a legend.” He was both a prodigy and popularizer, famously performing a concerto on a garden hose in perfect pitch. On his usual concert instrument his tone was of unsurpassed beauty and clarity, complemented by a flawless technique. The recordings he made with Herbert von Karajan of Mozart’s horn concerti are considered the definitive interpretations. more... about Dennis Brain: A Life in Music

  • Certificate of Merit for Best Research in Recorded Classical Music, an ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2012