Famous Hornists and Horn Players in History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1758-12-20 Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, Flemish horn player and composer, born in Ypres, Austrian Netherlands (now Belgium) (d. 1832)
  • 1765-10-16 Fédéric-Nicolas Duvernoy, French horn player and composer, born in Montbéliard, County of Montbéliard (d. 1838)
  • 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)
  • 1777-09-07 Heinrich David Stölzel, German horn player who developed the first valve for brass instruments, born in Schneeberg, Saxony (d. 1844)
  • 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)
  • 1888-02-02 Candelario Huízar, Mexican violist, horn player, and classical and canción composer ("Surco"), born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 1970)
  • 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) [1]
  • 1921-05-17 Dennis Brain, British classical horn player (Serenade), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • 1925-11-22 Gunther Schuller, American violinist, horn player, composer, and proponent of jazz-classical "third stream" (Visitation), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1929-03-16 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 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 Symphony, 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1934-08-01 Hermann Baumann, German classical horn player, composer and teacher, born in Hamburg
  • 1937-08-27 Phil Shulman, Scottish rock horn player (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1942-02-12 Lionel Grigson, British jazz pianist, and horn player, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 1994)
  • 1946-10-21 Lee Loughnane, American horn player and songwriter (Chicago), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois
  • 1952-06-05 Daniel Katzen, American French horn player (Boston Symphony, 1979-2008), and teacher (University of Arizona, 2008-), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1953-08-04 Michael Harris, American trumpet and flugelhorn player (The Phenix Horns - Earth, Wind & Fire; Phil Collins)

Deaths in Music

  • 1838-07-19 Frédéric-Nicolas Duvernoy, French horn player and composer, dies at 72
  • 1839-01-19 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, dies at 68
  • 1844-02-16 Heinrich David Stölzel, German horn player who developed the first valve for brass instruments, dies at 66
  • 1844-07-19 Heinrich Domnich, German hornist and composer, dies at 77
  • 1860-01-30 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, Portuguese 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
  • 1957-09-01 Dennis Brain, British classical horn player (Serenade), killed in a car wreck at 38
  • 1970-05-03 Candelario Huízar, Mexican violist, horn player, and classical and canción composer ("Surco"), dies at 82
  • 1989-03-19 Alan Civil, British horn player (played solo on Beatles "For No One"), dies of liver and kidney failure at 59
  • 2013-01-26 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), dies at 83
  • 2013-04-13 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), dies at 92 [1]
  • 2015-06-21 Gunther Schuller, American horn player and jazz composer ("Of Reminiscences and Reflections" - Pulitzer Prize, 1994), dies at 89

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