This solo piece is dedicated to horn player Vincent Robinot. It is a request of the French Cor Association which the next Congress will take place in Marseille in October 2006.
This is the opportunity to explore for me the non-tempered ranges of the instrument where I ask the soloist sometimes not to correct the heights while keeping the natural intonation of the instrument.
Natural is the word for this virtuoso piece. Indeed, the horn player can play near an open concert piano: the resonance pedal is held down, the horn's horn is oriented towards the harmonic table of the piano. The resulting effect is a strange sound of the piano strings emerging in sympathy with the notes of the horn player. Harmonic effect that accompanies and colors the monody of the horn.