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38 - Interview with Dr. Kathryn Pewenofkit Briner: The Horn in Early America

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Episode 38 is our great conversation with Dr. Kathryn Pewenofkit Briner, early horn researcher and performer. We talk about her interest in the early horn in Europe and America, her project "Lost Legacy: The Horn in Early America" and her current studies in linguists relating to her family's Native American heritage.You can now support the show on Patreon and Teespring! No obligation, but we greatly appreciate any support you're willing to give.For show notes and resources, visit our website at You can get in touch with us on social media, and by emailing eabb.podcast@gmail.comMusic in this episode comes from Our Musical Past from the Library of Congress.Episode Structure:2:02 - Dr. Briner's musical background3:55 - Where Dr. Briner's interest in historical horn began7:25 - How historical horn performers find their instruments - reproductions and original horns10:50 - A brief history of the horn16:09 - How the horn made its way to America and how it was faring in the musical culture22:20 - The move from natural horns to valve horns26:04 - Horn soloists in the 1700's and 1800's29:02 - Overview of Dr. Briner's "Lost Legacy" project31:08 - The horn's connection to slavery in antebellum America32:47 - Notable horn teachers in early America35:45 - Availability and makers of horns in early America39:05 - Highlights from Dr. Briner's research, topics for further exploration44:57 - Female horn players in Early America49:53 - Implications of Dr. Briner's research53:33 - Dr. Briner's small collection of early horns57:40 - Dr. Briner's Native American family history and current studies in linguistics1:09:26 - Where you can find more bout Dr. Briner and her research1:14:05 - Featured Album: Brahms, Beethoven: Music for Horn