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Evenings with the French Horn

Mark Papworth (natural and valved horns) and Rosa Scaffidi (piano) perform music by Berlioz and Blanc. This CD features repertoire that highlights two different types of horns used in France in the late 19th century.

Whilst much of Europe had adopted playing on the valved horn by the middle of the nineteenth century, Parisian horn players persisted with the valveless natural horn until the end of the century. The natural horn was taught at the Paris Conservertoire until 1902. As a result, French composers during this time wrote for both natural and valved horns, and it was common for orchestras to use two natural horns and two valved horns.


Mark Papworth

Melbourne tram driver Mark Papworth is a highly accomplished musician who studied in Melbourne, Perth and the United States, is at home on very different types of French horn: baroque, natural and modern.

Rosa Scaffidi

Rosa Scaffidi began her life-long love affair with the piano and its mighty repertoire at the age of 2. She is an extremely versatile musician, and is highly skilled in the interpretation of many musical styles as well as being a proficient improviser. 

Track Listing

    Les nuits d’ete, Op. 7 Adolphe Blanc

  1. I. Villanelle
  2. II. Le spectre de la rose
  3. III. Sur les lagunes
  4. IV. Absence
  5. V. Au cimetiere
  6. VI. L’ile inconnue
  7. Sonate pour cor et piano, Op. 43 Hector Berlioz

  8. I. Allegro
  9. II. Scherzo
  10. III. Romance
  11. IV. Finale



Where to buy

Evenings with the French Horn is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
November 2023
© 2023 Move Records
℗ 2023 Move Records
Catalogue number
MCD 640
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574064025