Having won many prizes at the Paris Conservatoire during the 1920s and 1930s, Eugène Bozza
went on to conduct the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique and to become Head of the Conservatoire in Valenciennes. As a major figure on the classical music frontline, Bozza
's compositions were well-received by audiences, En Foret
being no exception.
piece for French Horn and Piano masterfully combines a virtuosic Horn solo with impressionistic Piano accompaniment. The composer includes reminders of the Horn's hunting roots with frequent uses of call and response throughout. As a music educator, Paul Griffiths has written of Bozza
's compositions, saying how "his works reveal melodic fluency, elegance of structure and a consistently sensitive concern of instrumental capabilities." More