Famous Hornists and Horn Players in History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1767-03-13 Heinrich Domnich, German hornist and composer, born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1844)
  • 1770-04-19 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1839)
  • 1781-05-24 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • 1795-12-08 Jacques-François Gallay, French horn player and composer, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1864)
  • 1815-06-06 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, Portuguese violinist, hornist and composer (Adoração ao Sol), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1860)
  • 1914-03-05 Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • 1920-06-24 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), born in Berlin, Gemany (d. 2013)
  • 1921-05-17 Dennis Brain, french-hornist (Serenade), born in London, England
  • 1925-11-22 Gunther Schuller, hornist/ jazz composer (Visitation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1929-06-13 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1931-03-05 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1934-08-01 Hermann Baumann, German classical horn player, composer and teacher, born in Hamburg

Deaths in Music

  • 1839-01-19 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, dies at 68
  • 1844-07-19 Heinrich Domnich, German hornist and composer, dies at 77
  • 1860-01-30 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, Portugese violinist, hornist and composer (Adoração ao Sol), dies at 44
  • 1864-10-18 Jacques-François Gallay, French horn player and composer, dies at 68
  • 1868-07-16 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, dies at 87
  • 1989-03-19 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), dies of liver and kidney failure at 59
  • 2013-04-13 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), dies at 92
  • 2015-06-21 Gunther Schuller, American hornist and jazz composer (1994 Pulitzer Prize), dies at 89