Douglas Lundeen French Horn The Truly French Horn Barbara Gonzales-Palmer Piano Affeto Classical Brass
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Douglas Lundeen originally trained as an opera singer studying repertoire with Frank Baselice of the Metropolitan Opera and voice with dramatic tenor Herbert Doussant.  Largely self-taught on the French horn, he was mentored in his DMA studies by the great American soloist and natural horn pioneer Lowell Greer.  He won first prize for solo natural horn in the 1987 American Horn Competition and has played principal horn with period instrument orchestras in New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Vancouver and Washington, D. C, under such conductors as Hogwood, Norrington, Brüggen, Parrott, and Koopman. He has been a featured recitalist and master clinician at many symposia of the International Horn Society and the International Early Brass Society.  On the modern horn, he has soloed and played principal horn with orchestras in Costa Rica, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh as well as on Broadway.  Dr. Lundeen is currently Principal Horn of the Princeton Symphony and is Assoc. Prof. of Music at Rutgers University, and tours internationally with Brass Roots Trio on whose programs he also performs as an operatic tenor. He has recordings on the Sony, Newport Classics, Musical Heritage Society, and Centaur labels and recently released a French recital CD on the antique Selmer piston-valve horn Le cor français authentique available on Affetto Records through Naxos.