“Richard Seraphinoff has been producing accurate copies of 18th and 19th century horns since 1983. His Baroque and Classical model orchestra horns are played regularly by hornists in period instrument ensembles throughout the United States, as well as in ensembles in Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, and elsewhere.
The various models cover music from Bach and Handel, through Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, into the early Romantic period, including the early valve horn.
His concept of making historical horns is that of making a fine playing instrument, copied as directly and meticulously as possible from an original from a specific period, with as few compromises and alterations as possible. Using measurements from the original, and traditional handworking methods and materials, an instrument is made that functions well in the type of ensemble or setting for which it was intended, and makes a sound that would have been familiar to, and respected by, the players and composers who originally used the instrument.“
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