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Michael Thompson

alp, *1954 GB
Conductor of Classical

Michael Thompson (born 4 January 1954) is a British horn player.After studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Thompson was appointed Principal Horn with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra aged just 18 years. By the age of 21 he was offered positions as Principal Horn with both the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, accepting the Philharmonia position, a post he held for ten years before leaving to fulfil increasing solo and chamber music commitments.He is an advocate of youth music-making and holds the post of Rehearsal Conductor for the Ulster Youth Orchestra.

        
Instruments
  • Alphorn
  • French horn
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Children's Music
Popular Tracks   
Cocoa Butter on Cocoa Butter by Patrick Lamb & Michael Thompson
Mass In B Minor, BWV 232 / Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus on Bach, J.S.: Mass In B Minor BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, K. 447: II. Romance: Larghetto on Mozart: Works for Horn and Orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Michael Thompson
Nocturne, Op. 60: IV. Midnight's Bell Goes Ting, Ting, Ting... on Britten: Serenade for Tenor / Les Illuminations / Nocturne by Benjamin Britten & David Lloyd-Jones
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Hob. VIId:3: I. Allegro on Haydn: Trumpet and Horn Concertos by Franz Joseph Haydn & Various Artists
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Hob. VIId:3: II. Adagio on Haydn: Trumpet and Horn Concertos by Franz Joseph Haydn & Various Artists
Horn Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob VIId:4: I. Allegro Moderato on Haydn: Trumpet and Horn Concertos by Franz Joseph Haydn & Various Artists
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, K. 412 (reconstructed by J. Humphries): I. Allegro on Mozart: Works for Horn and Orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Michael Thompson
Horn Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob VIId 4: II. Adagio on Haydn: Trumpet and Horn Concertos by Franz Joseph Haydn & Various Artists
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Hob. VIId:3: III. Allegro on Haydn: Trumpet and Horn Concertos by Franz Joseph Haydn & Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Symphony No. 4 (Konzertstück For Four Horns)Robert Schumann2009Album
Wind Quintets, Op. 67, Nos. 1-3Franz Danzi - Michael Thompson Wind Quintet, Michael Thompson, Philip Fowke1999Album
Concerto For Horn And Strings - Fairytale SuiteDavid Lyon : Michael Thompson, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones1998Album
Serenade • Les Illuminations • NocturneBenjamin Britten - Adrian Thompson • Michael Thompson, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, David Lloyd-Jones1998Album
Complete Works For Horn And OrchestraWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Michael Thompson, Bournemouth Sinfonietta1998Album
VirtuosiMichael Thompson, Philip Fowke1992Album
Trumpet And Horn ConcertiJoseph Haydn, John Wallace, Michael Thompson, Philharmonia Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green1991Album
Les Illuminations / Quatre Chansons Françaises / Serenade For Tenor, Horn & StringsBenjamin Britten - Felicity Lott, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Michael Thompson, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1989Album
Clarinet Quintet, Horn Quintet, Oboe QuartetWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Academy Of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble, Antony Pay, Stephen Hammer, Michael Thompson1988Album
Horn Concertos 1 & 2Richard Strauss, Michael Thompson1987Album
The Four Horn Concertos and The Fragment In EWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Michael Thompson1986Album
The Golden Echo - Concertos for HornsMichael Thompson, Philharmonia Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green1985Album
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