The Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op. 178 was composed by Joseph Reinberger in 1894.  The piece’s melodies are appealing and memorable.  The work requires steady breath support and careful attention to sudden dynamic changes.  The melodies in the first and third movement are lighthearted and playful, which contrast nicely with the second movement’s lyrical, tender melody.  This work is of similar length and form to both the Beethoven Sonata (1800) and the Glière Concerto (1951); however, in terms of style it falls in between both these compositions, thereby filling a different niche.


Composer Rheinberger, Joseph
Dates (1839-1901)
Duration 22:00
Horn Range F2 to Bb5
Level Medium
Clef Treble Clef and “Old-Notation” Bass Clef 
Techniques N/A
Era/Style Romantic
Country/Region Germany
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Hard


Movements Duration Level Range
I. Con moto 9:54 Medium F3 to Bb5
II. Quasi Adagio 5:41 Medium G3 to Ab5
III. Con fuoco 6:04 Medium F1 to Bb5