Home & News About Feenotes Contact Feenotes Calendar Search the site
  • artists A to C
  • artists D to E
  • artists F to J
  • artists K
  • artists L
  • artists M
  • artists N
  • artists O
  • artists P to R
  • artists S to T
  • artists U to Z

  • Composers
  • composers A to E
  • composers F to J
  • composers K to O
  • composers P to T
  • composers U to Z

  • Groups
  • groups A to E
  • groups F to J
  • groups K to O
  • groups P to T
  • groups U to Z

  • Music
  • music A to E
  • music F to J
  • music K to O
  • music P to T
  • music U to Z

  • Site Search
  • search

  • Calendar
  • calendar

  • Forums
  • view forums
  • login
  • register
  • search

    Kavalovski, Charles (1936 – Present)

    French horn player who was the Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for a quarter of a century until his retirement in the late 1990s.


    Charles did not begin to pursue music as a vocation until he was well into his thirties.  He had acquired his Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and was a fully tenured professor when he decided to take some time off and go to auditions.  He landed a spot in one of Denver’s orchestras for one year and then won the prime spot in the BSO horn section. 


    Recordings on which he appears include a series of Anton Reicha woodwind quintets by the Westwood Wood Quintet on Crystal Records, Brass Busters by the Canadian Brass, Ravel:  Orchestral Works by the BSO, and Schubert:  Octet by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.  You can also see him in the performance video, The Canadian Brass Spectacular.


    Since his retirement from the BSO, he has spent a lot of his time free-lancing and teaching in his new home state of Minnesota.


    The Principal Brass of the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra recordings

    Canzon in Double Echo (Giovanni Gabrieli)

    Arranger – Arthur Frackenpohl  



    1. http://world.std.com/~mbk/mbk_kavalovski.htm
    2. http://www.classicsonline.com/artistbio/Charles_Kavalovski/
    3. http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Kavalovski%2C%20Charles&rh=n%3A85%2Ck%3AKavalovski\c%20Charles&page=1
    4. http://www.amazon.com/Anton-Reicha-Woodwind-Quintets-Vol-7/dp/B000IOM1F0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1291392888&sr=1-1
    5. http://www.fandango.com/charleskavalovski/filmography/p301189













    © Feenotes 2006-2013