It’s time for February’s 20 questions on the 20th!
Here’s Bill Caballero, Principal Horn of The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra:
Started playing horn at age:
First private teacher?
Mr Dunnam. A trombone player.
El Niño, John Adams.
Most memorable concert?
10/89 Mahler 7th with Maazel in Warsaw Poland.
Most embarrassing moment on stage?
Playing 1st [Wagner]tuben on Bruckner 7 after working out my abs. Haven’t worked out since.
If you could not play the horn, what other instrument would you choose?
One I played well!
Least favorite excerpt?
Ravel piano concerto in G.
Mountains or Beach?
Cats or Dogs?
F horn or C horn?
Treble clef or Bass clef?
Would you rather play Ravel’s Piano Concerto OR Shostakovich 5?
Beer or wine?
On the leg or off the leg?
Off the keg, I mean off the leg.
Kopprasch or Kling?
Would you rather be stranded on a desert island with a saxophone or trumpet player?
Trumpet player. (They’re funnier.)
Favorite movie score?
The Matrix and the new Star Trek.
“Stars and Stripes” or “Washington Post”?
Stars and Stripes!!