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    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  

     

    Sources:

    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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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