Like the "Konzertstück for four horns" op. 86 from Schumann (HN 1138), the "Piece de concert" from Saint-Saëns was created with the idea of \u200b\u200bexploiting the technical possibilities of a new pallet horn. The French hornist Henri Chaussier was the instigator. The latter had indeed developed a new kind of "omnitonic horn" and wished, through the composition of Saint-Saëns, demonstrate the benefits of his instrument. The invention of Chaussier was however not adopted by horn players - unlike the "Piece concert"! This work, greatly appreciated in one movement, is no longer too demanding on the technical level. Saint-Saëns had already planned two cuts at the time to simplify the room, so that even advanced students could attack it.
Pages: 28 (VII, 21), Dimension 23.5 x 31.0 cm