New Symphony Uses Car Horn
|Nov. 30, 1909: Perhaps you thought George Gershwin was the first composer to use car horns in a piece of music (“American in Paris”). But no. August Bungert uses an auto horn in his new symphonic work, “Zeppelin’s First Voyage” or “Zeppelins grosse Fahrt.” Evidently it was a programmatic work and at the end, the airship is destroyed by fire. How Wagnerian! |
ps. Gustav Mahler will have something ready early next year.