Why "denisebrain"Several have asked me "why denisebrain?" My name isn't Denise Brain, but it has been a bit of a knickname for me. I am a professional horn player, and Dennis Brain is one of the greatest horn heroes any horn player could ever have. Tragically, the Englishman was only 36 when he suffered a fatal crash in his sports car in 1957. He had already become arguably the greatest hornist of modern times. I don't use the name denisebrain flippantly, indeed I feel the utmost respect and awe for this inimitable musician.