Instrumental concertos with orchestral accompaniment hold a special place in the oeuvre of Jirí Pauer (1919-2007). Apart from his Violin Concerto (1959), he wrote three more compositions of the type for wind instruments.
The Bassoon Concerto (1949), Oboe Concerto (1954) and Horn Concerto (1957) were all inspired by superb Czech wind soloists motivated by the lack of new repertoire for the respective instruments.
The three movements of the Horn Concerto comprise a single structure which alternates between contrasting moods and musical tableaux. It was first performed in 1958 at the Second Exhibition of New Works by Prague Composers by the soloist Miroslav Štefek and the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Karerl Ancerl.
- Horn and piano reduction (H2955) available for sale.
- Full score & performance material available for hire.