These new studies are designed to focus on particularly demanding technical or musical challenges that horn players encounter in preparing certain orchestral works for performance or audition. Each etude is composed in a manner that is stylistically coherent with the writings of the composer, yet pushes the technical envelope far past the excerpt upon which it is based. They are designed to emphasize and improve articulation, dynamic control, transposition, lyricism, and pure finger technique inherent in each symphonic excerpt.
Written by Brett Miller, this collection is based on symphonic works of Russian Masters, and includes studies based on excerpts from Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4, Stravinsky - Rite of Spring, Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia, Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich - Cello Concerto, Stravinsky - Firebird, Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5, Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano No. 2, Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1, Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Stravinsky - Petrushka, Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet, Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2, and Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6.