Northwestern State University Professor of Horn Dr. Kristine Coreil will give a recital of Mozart compositions for the horn on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. The performance will be live streamed at capa.nsula.edu/livestream.
The recital will feature Mozart’s solo and chamber pieces composed for horn virtuoso Ignaz Leutgeb. Joining Dr. Coreil on the performance will be pianist Dr. Charles Jones of LSMSA, NSU faculty members Dr. Andrej Kurti on violin, Sofiko Tchetchelashvili on violin and viola, Leah Forsyth on oboe, Dr. Douglas Bakenhus on bassoon, Dr. Malena McLaren on clarinet and tenor Michael Rorex. NSU students Alonso Restrepo and Cesia Corrales will perform on cello and viola.
Coreil said Mozart had a long and endearing friendship with Letugeb, whom he treated like a familiar uncle. He often included humorous notes in the margins and above the music, in which he teased Leutgeb and poked fun at his horn playing. These will be shared during the recital. Leutgeb later purchased a cheese and sausage shop and became a cheesemonger. Cheese will be served at the performance.