Giovanni Punto (1746-1803), Cor Basse Virtuoso
His instrument, his technique, his music and his life
- Teunis van der Zwart
Research on the life and work of Giovanni Punto (1746-1803), hornplayer, composer, conductor, violinist; who traveled Europe as a virtuoso on the horn, performing his own concerti and chamber music as a cor basse (low horn) player.
Practice-as-research on the following topics:
- The cor basse player as soloist.
- Advantages of the use of a (silver) cor solo.
- Advantages of the wider mouthpiece that was standard for cor basse players.
- Use of multiphonics on the (natural) horn.
The research also includes a search for music for other instruments from this composer.