Steven Gross, horn, with the Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia conducted by Jiri Havlik
*Jirí Havlík - Concerto for Horn and Strings
*Jan Václav Stich-Punto - Concerto for Horn and Orchestra no. 5 in F Major
*Antonio Rosetti - Concerto for Horn and Orchestra no. 2 in E-flat Major
Steven Gross has appeared on four continents as a soloist, chamber musician, and member of major orchestras. The Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia was founded by Jir’ Havlik in 2002. Originally an ad-hoc group, the orchestra soon won respect for its original programming and performing qualities, which have earned it a distinct place on the Czech musical scene.
"Rosetti wrote a lot of music for the horn and the best of it is not performed nearly often enough. As to this performance, it is one very worth listening to! Steven Gross brings a great touch to this work with a musical and light style.
Punto was the leading horn soloist of his time (Beethoven wrote his Sonata for him) but was not a professional composer. Thus, what I expected just seeing the title on the CD was something a bit generic and classical. Which the work is generally but this spirited performance helps this work out a great deal and the last movement, a “Rondeau en chasse,” in particular is an attractive movement."
-- John Ericson (hornmatters.com)