Vienna horn case
This horn was made by Engel in Vienna in the 1960s – It is a lacquered yellow brass instrument with a fixed garland flare.
At one time played by Roland Horvath in the Vienna Philharmonic, more recently this horn has performed with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the BBC Symphony to name just a few. The receiver takes a standard modern mouthpiece such as PHC rather than a specialist Vienna one and the horn comes with the original fixed bell hard case.
The body is lacquered and in nice condition, the crook is older and unlacquered, with a few patches – usually a good sign that this crook was carefully chosen!
The perfect instrument for joining in with the ladies and gentlemen in the north who enthusiastically get together to worship these special instruments – also suitable if you are thinking of auditioning for the VPO!
From the collection of the esteemed ex 4th horn of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chris Larkin