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Name Birth-Death Active Dates Biographical Information Source
Ahl brothers (2)   c.1800 virtuosi in the municipal theatre orch in Manheim F, 213
Johan Anderson     hornist in Copenhagen Opera Orch H, 69
Franz Angerholtzer   c.1773 violinist & third horn in the Vienna Hofcapelle 1773-4 F, 203
Jean Désiré Artôt 1803-1887   professor of horn at the Conservatory of Brussels H, 21
Bachman   c.1750 2nd horn at Sonderhausen; use of right hand tecnhique as early as 1750 F, 207-8
Mathieu Gustave Baneux 1825-1878   cor basse player who died from tuberculosis, an illness brought on by the effort of trying to gain a full range according to Dauprat; won first prize in horn at the Conservatoire in 1840; first horn at the Opera Comique for several years C2, 80, 151
Bernard Bär or Beer c.1740-90   hornist brother of the famous clarinet virtuoso F, 197 
Bauer   pre1788 father & son who were both doublers on horn & clarino as late as 1788 F, 207
Baumer brothers (2)     members of the King of Prussia's private band F, 209
Beda   c.1725 a traveling virtuoso known for playing two horns at once F, 99
Luigi Belloli     famous Italian hornist; teacher of Giovanni Puzzi; teacher at Milan Conservatory; one of earliest to adopt the cor mixte style M-P, 172
Edouard Alexis Bernard 1806-1847 c.1830 received 2nd prize in horn at the Conservatoire in 1830 & 1st prize in 1831; member of Opera Comique & Opera orchestras C2, 151
Bernardon d.1800   Bohemian who doubled on clarino trumpet and first horn for Count Morizin at Prague F, 201
Beterlein   1780s-90s principal horn at Rudolstadt in the 1780s and 90s F, 209
Bliesener   c.1801 hornist at the Prussian Court who published some horn compositions in Berlin in 1801 F, 213
Anton & Ignaz Boeck 1757-?; 1754-?   famous Viennese duettists; one of them said to have invented a chromatic mute M-P, 171
Emil Borsdorf     son & student of Friedrich Adolf Borsdorf M-P, 167 
Friedrich Adolf Borsdorf   c.1869-1923 leading German-born English player & teacher; student of Lorenz & Oscar Franz; helped found the London Symphony Orchestra; prof at Royal College from 1882-1923 and prof at Royal Academy of Music from 1897-1923 M-P, 166-7
Oscar Borsdorf     son & student of Friedrich Adolf Borsdorf M-P, 167
Bradacz c.1750-c.1820 c.1800 Bohemian hornist; student of Matiegka; principal horn of Prince Schwarzenberg's orch in Vienna from 1800 F, 201
Francis Bradley     son & student of Friedrich Adolf Borsdorf M-P, 167
A.E. Brain     fourth horn in the famous LSO quartet; father to Alfred and Aubrey Brain M-P, 168
Alfred Brain     son of A.E. Brain; older brother to Alfred; principal horn in Sir Henry Wood's Queen's Hall Orch for several years; moved to U.S. in 1923 to join the Damrosch orch M-P, 169
Aubrey Brain 1893-1955 pre1911-1955 son of A.E. Brain; appointed principal horn in New Symphony Orch in 1911; toured U.S. with London Symphony Orch in 1912; became principal horn in B.B.C Symphony in 1928; Ethel Symth's concerto for horn and violin for him; succeeded Borsdorf as horn prof at Royal Academy of Music in 1923; father of Dennis Brain; teacher of Dennis Brain, Douglas Moore, John Burden & Alan Civil M-P, 168-9
Dennis Brain 1921-1957   son of Aubrey Brain; leading English valve horn virtuoso; premeired several important works, many dedicated to him; made many important recordings; tragic young death by car accident in 1957 M-P, 169-72
Brandel   1770s-80s Simrock's second at Bonn in the 1770s & 80s F, 210
Bremner   c.1756 early German or Bohemian hornist in Paris; member of the Comedie Italienne orch in 1756 F, 121
François Bremond 1844-1925 pre1870-c.1922 student of Mohr at Paris Conservatoire; succeeded Mohr as prof @ Conservatoire in 1891; played with left hand in bell; tenor soloist M-P, 165-6
A. Buch     a member of the regular quartet of the Paris Opera Orch around 1800; one of first teachers at Paris Conservatoire M-P, 103
Cato   c. 1738 negro hunting hornist of some fame; appointed gamekeeper by Prince of Wales M-P, 76
Cermak brothers   c.1746 players in band at Dresden F, 101
Mr. Charles   c.1740 active solo recitalist in Enland and Ireland F, 103-6
Henri Chaussier 1854-?   among the last of the hand-horn virtuosi; inventor of a four-valved omnitonic horn; Saint-Saens solo horn pieces written for him M-P, 173, 63-6
Louis Colin   c.1814 hornist in early performance of a Reicha wind quintet in 1814 H, 17
Pierre Francois Collin 1781-1832 c.1797 hornist in the Royal Chapel c.1806; awarded first prize in horn at the Conservatoire in 1803 F, 59-60
Johann Friedrich Creta   c.1728 a traveling "one man duettist" known for playing two horns at once F, 99
Czerwenka   1790 father and son hornists; members of the royal orchestra at Berlin around 1790 F, 201
Friedrich Damnich c.1728-1790 1746-1751 player in Wallerstein orch F, 122
Louis-François Dauprat 1781-1868 c.1794-1842 important virtuoso & primarily, a teacher; published important tutor: Mehode de Cor Alto et Cor Basse in 1824; replaced Kenn in the Paris Opera in 1808 & replaced Duvernoy as solo horn in 1817; honorary assistant prof. of horn at Paris Conservatoire from 1802-1816; appointed prof. in place of Duvernoy in 1816 until 1842 when succeeded by his pupil Gallay M-P, 158-9
Franz Anton Dimmler 1756-1815 c.1767 fourth horn in the Manheimn orch from 1767 F, 206
Arnold Domnich 1771-1834   brother of Heinrich Domnich & distinguished horn player; first horn in Meiningen Kapelle M-P, 156
Heinrich Domnich 1767-1844? c.1783-1817 famous teacher; studied under Punto; much of his playing was in a duet or trio context; 2nd horn in Paris Opera; appointed horn prof @ Paris Conservatoire in 1795; published important tutor: Methode de Premiere et de Second Cor in 1808; teacher of E.C. Lewy & J.B. Mengal M-P, 156
Jacob Domnich 1758->   brother of Heinrich Domnich & distinguished horn player; last heard of in Philadelphia in 1896 M-P, 156
Jacob Dorn     virtuoso; teacher of Henri Kling M-P, 164
Phillip & Peter Dornaus 1769-?         1770-?   famous duettists  M-P, 172
Frédéric-Nicolas Duvernoy 1765-1838 c.1788-1817 a self-taught musician; 2nd horn to Vandenbroek at Opera-Comique; appointed senior prof of horn at Paris Conservatoire in 1795, entered Paris Opera orch in 1796, becoming solo horn three years later; successful as a cor-mixte player; published Methode pour le Cor in 1803 M-P, 155-6
Georg Eck   c.1782 3rd horn in the Manheim theaer orch in 1782 F, 206
Andreas Eder   c.1748 player in service of Prince of Oettingen-Wallerstein under Anton Reicha F, 116
Hermann Eichborn 1847-1918 c.1899 hornist & composer E5, 32
Jacob Eisen 1756-96 1787-1796 2nd horn in Vienna Hofcapelle 1787-1796 F, 205
Edmond Entraigue     third horn in the Paris Opera at the end of the 19th century; played with right hand H, 52
Erhard   1790s Nurnberg virtuoso who attracted some notice in Paris in the 1790s F, 213
Mr. Ernst   c. 1750 performed as a one-man duettist at a Concert Spirituel in Paris M-P, 85
Falta   c.1793 Bohemian who took Simrock's place as principal horn in the Cologne orch in 1793 F, 209
Anton Fiedler     Johann Zeddelmayer's second; Bach's Jadcantata horn parts written for them F, 53
Johann Adalbert Fischer   c.1711 Bohemian hornist taken into service as a horn player in 1711 in Dresden; performed in Lully's La Princesse d'Elide in 1719 J/B, 51         F, 96
Frank     Bohemian 2nd horn in St. Petersburg F, 211
Carl Franz 1738-1802 c.1763 virtuoso who joined the Esterhazy orc in 1763; early exponent of hand technique; music of Haydn and Danzi written for him H, 13             F, 196-7
Christoph Fritsch   c.1730-1747 hornist in the service of Count Phillip Karl of Oettingen-Wallerstein c. 1730-1747 F, 109
Joseph Fritsch     son of Christoph; second horn to Thurrschmidt at Wallerstein F, 108
Benedikt Fuchs     deputy first horn to Michael Herbst at the Theater an der Wien F, 215
Jacques-François Gallay 1795-1864 c.1820-1864 virtuoso student of Dauprat; known for authorship of several important books of horn studies; prof @ Paris Conservatoire M-P, 162
Henry Jean Garigue 1842-? c.1860 wrote a comprehensive tutor for horn in 1888 C2, 131
Johann Michael Gehring 1755-1833 c.1780 hornist & singer; member of Italien Opera orch; member of orch of Prince Graschalkowitsch from 1780; toured Germany & Switzerland in 1785 F, 205
Glass   c.1865 performer for first performace of Brahms Trio in 1865 H, 100
Franz Joseph Glöckner 1734-c.1800   Bohemian hornist who brought the Austrian style of playing to Poland F, 195
Jonas Green 1712- c.1752 newspaper editor and hornist from Anapolis, Maryland who performed as a soloist in 1752 S2, 151
Joseph & Heinrich Gugel 1770-?         1780-?   brothers considered the finest duettists from Germany from 1802-1816 M-P, 172
Friedrich Adolf Gumbert 1841-1906 pre1864-1898 first horn of the Leipzig Theatre & the Gewandhaus concerts; horn prof @ Leipzig Conservatory; published books of orchestral and operatic horn excerpts; teacher of Anton Horner & Franz Paersch M-P, 164
August Haase 1792-c.1850   appointed principal horn at Dresden in 1813; set out on a highly successful duettist tour with his brother in 1823 F, 216
Ludwig Haase 1799-c.1860   set out on a highly successful duettist tour with his brother in 1823 F, 216
Haberzettel   pre1798 principal horn in the Emperor's band at St. Petersburg F, 211
Joseph Haboteus   c.1797 principal horn & chef to Count Kinsky at Prague F, 210
Franz Haensel   1770s second horn in the Viennese Court orch in the 1770s F, 198
Jules Halary   c.1845 hornist in the Paris Opera orchestra; important horn craffsman; student of Meifred; invented ascending valve system around 1847 M-P, 61
Ignaz, Johann & Joseph Hammer   c.1788  father & sons who served in the Emperor of Russia's private band at St. Petersburg from c.1788-1791 F, 207
Anton Joseph Hampel (Hampl) c.1710-71 c.1737-1771 joined Dresden court orch in 1737 as 2nd horn and retained this position until his death; taught Punto; known for inventing hand stopping technique; designed the Inventionshorn; wrote a tutor, revised and published by Punto; invented the non-transposing mute M-P, 149      F, 109
Hanisch     hornist in Prague who left in 1784 to seek his fortune in Germany F, 207 
Karl Haudek 1721-post1800 c.1740s-1780s Bohemian virtuoso; famous player & teacher; first horn at Dresden with Hampl as second;  M-P, 150;     F, 115-6
Hauser   1790s Swabian who toured Italy in the 1790s as Polack's second F, 209
Wenzel Heller   c.1793 hornist & scholar; played in St. Petersbug before returning to Praue in 1793; joined orch of the Prince Bishop at Passau in 1796 F, 210
Michael Herbst 1778-1833 c.1806 teacher and virtuoso of the orchestral hand horn; probably took part in the first performance of Beethoven's Fidelio; appointed professor at the Vienna Conservatory in 1812 F, 215
Anton Herold   c,1795 2nd horn in a traveling band of Bohemian virtuosi that had great success in Vienna F, 210
Johann Georg Herr   c.1784 student of Korber; successful soloist in Germany & France F, 207
Johann Georg Hildebrand   c.1717 joined Reichel at Wofenbuttel in 1717 F, 95
Hoffmann   c.1711 a regular member of the electoral orchestra at Dusseldorf by 1711 F, 95
Friedrich Homilius   c.1862 first horn at St Petersburg's Imperial Theatre; teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire H, 25
Johannes Hörmann/Hermann 1748-1816 c.1796 one of the most prominent orchestral hand-horn players of the later Classical period in Vienna; probably took part in the first performance of Beethoven's Fidelio; 2nd horn in Vienna Hofcapelle from 1796 F, 200
Anton Horner   pre 1894-1940 left Leipzig Conservatory in 1894 for a distinguished career as a player and teacher in the U.S. introduced the double horn in F & B-flat to America M-P, 122
Joseph Ignaz Horzizky   c.1754 principal horn in the royal band at Berlin under Karl Heinrich Graun F, 124
Horzeggssi   c.1786 principal horn in Count Kinsky's regimental band at Prague in 1786 F, 207
Thomas & Georg Hosa c.1715-86     c.1718-87   Bohemian hornists and brothers in the service of Prince Charles of Lorraine in the orch of the Electoral opera at Brussels; credited with bringing the Austrian style of playing to the Netherlands; probably the teacher of Othon Vandenbroek F, 114
Hrdliczka brothers (4)   c.1779 left Bohemia in 1779 for St. Petersburg where they played in the private band of Prince Potemkin F, 206
Hubacek     famous Bohemian hornist at Vienna F, 206
Friederich Hradetzky 1772-1846 c.1816 Viennese virtuoso F, 213
Johann Sigismund Hutzler 1772-1808   principal horn at Cassel in 1807 F, 213
Francois Jacqmin 1793-1847 c.1814 student of Dauprat at Paris Conservatoire; received 1st prize in horn in 1818; member of Opera-Comique orchestra for 25 years; composer C2, 152
Bruno Jaenicke 1887-1946 c.1927 longtime principal horn of the New York Philharmonic E5, 32
Johann Janatka 1800-post1832   one of the last major players of the Austro-Bohemian school to receive his training on the hand horn; hornist in Imperial Opera orch in Vienna in 1822; principal horn at the Theater an der Wien in 1828; in 1832 became professor at the Prague Conservatory and principal horn at the Standestheater F, 216
Jaresch   c.1720s extra hornist at Wolfenbuttel around the 1720s F, 95
Henry Jarrett ?-1886   leading soloist in London after Puzzi's retirement; first horn and orchestral manager for Jullien's Promenade Concerts M-P, 172
Jesser   c.1784 owned a fine restaurant in Prague where he played horn for his guests F, 206
Joseph Josep(h)   c.1754 hornist in Count Phlipp Carl's hunting-band at Wallerstein in 1754; later became principal horn in the Electoral orch at Trier F, 124
Joseph Kail   c.1826 a noteworthy early valve hornist from Prague; became first horn in Prague National Theater in 1826; invented an echo device; professor of valve horn at Prague Conservatory M-P, 105
Edward Kellner   c.1774 student of Punto in England F, 197
Jean-Joseph Kenn 1757-? c.1783-1808 noted cor basse player; prof at Paris Conservatoire; teacher of Dauprat M-P, 171
Johann Khünel     hornist & chaplin at Böhmisch Kamnitz F, 207
Kirchstätter   c.1775 Court-ball hornist at the Vienna Hofcapelle from 1775 F, 203
Henri-Adrien-Louis Kling 1842-1918 pre1861-1918 student of Jacob Dorn; became solo horn at Grand Theatre and the Concerts Classiques in 1861; appointed professor of horn and solfege at Geneva Conservatory in 1866; prolific composer & writer M-P, 164-5
Franz Kohaut   c.1819 hornist who experimented with keys and holes in the pursuit of a chromatic instrument; successfully appeared in St. Petersburg & Moscow as a soloist F, 215
Koller     famous 18th century hornist in Prague F, 210
Georg Kopprasch c.1800-post1833   hornist in band of Prussian regiment & member of the orch of the Royal Theater in Berlin in the 1820s; by 1832, he was 2nd horn in the court orch in Dessau; composer, best known for his 60 Etudes for horn E6, 17
Ignaz Körber 1744-? 1780s born in Mainz; went to Paris in the 1780s; chamber musician to the Court of Gotha; set up a music shop; composer F, 198
Knetchel brothers   c.1764 hornist brothers who played in the Strahow monastery orch at Prague until 1764 when they left on a concert tour F, 197
Johann Knetchel   c. 1734 joined Dresden court orch in 1734, replacing Johann Schindler H, 9
Johannes Knoblauch   c.1763 hornist for Esterhazy orch  H, 13
Kohl   c.1763 regular member of the Imperial court opera orch at Vienna 1763-1779; published 6 quartets for horn & strings in 1784 F, 197 
Kölbel c.1700-8 - ? c.1730 inventor of the Amor-schall; second horn virtuoso at the Imperial Court at St. Petersburg in 1730 and also played for a time in Vienna F, 107-8
Kraus   c,.1763 regular member of the Imperial court opera orch at Vienna 1763-1779 F, 197 
Jacob Kuczera 1749-1813   2nd horn in Archbishop's orch in Salzburg, presumably replacing Leutgeb around 1770 F, 201
Gottfried Kunisch 1764-post1808   principal horn at the Brunswick Court in 1808 F, 209
Kunte     hornist in band of Count Burquois at Prague; composer of many horn concerti F, 207
Emile Lambert     solo horn with the Lamoreux Orch in Paris H, 73
Emile Lamouret     first horn in the Paris Opera at the end of the 19th century; played with right hand H, 52
Johann W. Lampe     appointed horn player in the Stuttgart Hofkapelle in 1715 J/B, 52
Franz Lang   c.1782 2nd horn in the Manheim theater orch in 1782 F, 206
Jean Lebrun 1759-1809   famous French cor alto virtuoso; played 1st with Turrschmidt after Palsa's death M-P, 171
Hans Leopold   1720s hornist in the service of Duke Heinrich of Saxe-Halle at Barby in the 1720s; may have taken part in the first performance of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 F, 98
Ignaz Leitgeb (Leutgeb) c.1745-1811 pre1770-1800s fist horn in band of prince archbishop of Salzburg; traveling soloist; known for friendship with Mozart leading to horn concerti; settled in Vienna in 1777 where he was active as both hornist and cheesemonger M-P, 153-4
Eduard-Constantin Lewy 1796-1846   early valve horn virtuoso; student of Domnich; became principal horn of Imperial Opera Orch in Vienna in 1822; appointed prof at Vienna Conservatory in 1834; became first horn in Vienna Court Orc in 1835 M-P, 163
Joseph-Rudolph Lewy 1804-1881   early valve horn virtuoso; studied with his older brother E.C. Lewy; joined E.C. in the Imperial Opera in Vienna in 1822; became first horn of Royal Kapelle in Dresden in 1837, later under Wagner; Schubert's Auf dem Strom written for him M-P, 163
Richard Lewy 1827-1883 c.1838 son of E.C. Lewy; appeared as a soloist with both the Hamburg Philharmonic and the Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1838; prominent performer in Vienna E2, 32
Adolf Lindner   c.1854 first horn at Leipzig's Gewandhaus from 1854 H, 21
Josef Lindner   c.1898 prof of horn in Würzburg; principal horn in Meiningen; advocate of the B-flat horn E5, 31
Lissner     horn and clarino player in the orch of the National-theater at Prague F, 211
Willibald Lotter/Lother 1762-1844   alternate first horn in the Vienna Hofcapelle in 1808 F, 209
Mackoweczky c.1750-post1806 c.1783  Bohemian traveling virtuoso; pupil of Punto in Paris; 2nd horn in Esterhazy band from 1783; appointment at Prussian Court in 1786 F, 202
Jakob Maresch 1709-post1770   hornist at the royal Court at St. Petersburg in Russia; inventor of early attempt at a chromatic horn; instrumental in codification of Russian horn music F, 101
Jan Antonin Mares 1719-1794 c.1748 a student of Hampel in Dresden; became a member of the Imperial Hofkapelle in St. Petersburg in 1748; formed Russian horn ensemble J/B, 61
Martin Margraff   c.1721 joined Reichel and Hildebrand at Wofenbuttel in 1721 F, 95
Joseph Matiegka 1728-1804   famous teacher and virtuoso in Prague; taught Hampel and Punto M-P, 149
Joseph Matiegka, Jr. 1767-93   son and student of Joseph Sr. F, 211
Johann Matuška c.1725-post1800   fourth horn in the Manheim orch in 1756 F, 121
Johann May     appointed horn in Esterhazy orch in 1765 H, 13
Pierre-Joseph-Emile Meifred 1791-1867   important figure in the improvement and acceptance of the valve horn; entered Dauprat's horn class at Paris Conservatoire in 1815; studied composition with Reicha; member of Paris Opera from 1821-1850; introduced valved horn to Paris audience in 1828; professor of valve horn class at Paris Conservatoire instituted in 1833 until his retirement in 1864; published an important valve horn tutor in 1841: Methode pour le Cor Chromatique our a Pistons M-P, 159-60
Jean-Baptiste Mengal 1796-1878 c.1820-c.1859 student of Domnich; became solo horn at Paris Opera-Comique in 1820; succeeded Dauprat as principal of Paris Opera in 1831; published a Methode de Cor and some music for horn M-P, 162-3
Martin Joseph Mengal 1784-1851   student of Duvernoy; received 1st prize in horn from the Conservatoire in 1809; played in Theatre Feydeau orch for 13 years; named director of the Conservatoire of Ghent in 1835 C2, 155
Frederick Messing   1740-1763 active virtuoso and orchestral player in England from 1740-1763; violinist; took part in the Three Choirs Festival at Worchester in 1755 M-P, 86;       F, 103
Joseph Michel c.1720-90   first horn & clarinist in the orch of the Strahow Monastery in Prague F, 119
Midlarz c.1730-post1800   second horn in the Stuttgart Orch 1754-99 F, 124
Georg Miksch 1767-1813 c.1796 Haudek's successor in the Dresden Court Orch in 1796 F, 212
Jean Mohr     student of Gallay; published a tutor in 1871; succeeded Gallay as prof at Conservatoire M-P, 101
Moller   c.1774 student of Punto in England F, 197
Joseph Nagel c.1750-1802 c.1780 engaged as principal horn at Wallerstein around 1780; many of Rosetti's double horn concerti for him along with Zwierzina F, 201-2
Niemeczek     former tailor who studied horn with Matiegka F, 124
Johann Nisle 1737-88   principal horn at Wallerstein from 1750 to c.1780 F, 213
Christian David & Johann Friederich Nisle 1774-?         1778-?   sons of Johann; duettists; Johann Jr. an accomplished composer as well as hornist F, 214
Johann Ondratscheck c.1685-1743 c.1717 appointed first horn to the Electoral orch at Mainz in 1717 F, 98
Friedrich Otto 1686-1718 1712-1718 Rossi's second in the Vienna Hofkapelle from 1712-1718 F, 97
Antoine Pacquis 1812-? c.1862 student of Dauprat; active as player in England; English agent for Rauox; member of Halle orchestra H, 23
Franz Friedrich Paersch 1857-1921 c.1872-c.1915 often played 1st horn with Borsdorf as 2nd in England; principal horn of Halle Orch from 1883-1915; principal horn of Royal Italian Opera (Covent Garden) from 1883-1914; prof at Manchester Royal College of Music M-P, 167-8
Otto Paersch   pre1953 son of Franz Paersch;  third horn in B.B.C. Northern Orch M-P, 168
Johann Palsa 1752-1792 c. 1786 Bohemian high horn player; famous duettist with Turrschmidt F, 176
Pangratz   c,1711 a regular member of the electoral orchestra at Dusseldorf by 1711 F, 95
Patatschny   1770s fourth horn at Vienna in the 1770s F, 203
Victor Pelissier c.1740-c.1720 c.1792-1813 European hornist who established himself as a well-known performer in U.S. S2, 158
Joseph & Peter Petrides 1755-?         1766-? 1802-24 Bohemain hornists who settled in and were leading players in London from 1802 to 1824 M-P, 171
Pini   c.1822 dilettante at Parma who in 1822 equipped his horn with 8 keys which enabled him to play a chromatic scale F, 215
Primarius Pohle   c.1850 player of 1st part for first performance of Schumann's Concertstuck in 1850 J/B, 93
Beate Pokorny c.1760-? c.1779 first recorded leading female hornist; performed a concerto by Punto in December 1779 at a Paris Concert Spirituel M-P, 172
Polack   1790s hornist in Esterhazy orch under Haydn in 1790s F, 208
Portmann     important teacher and writer or a horn tutor of an unknown location F, 209
Leopold Prameyer   c.1726 a cornettist who doubled on horn in the Hofkapelle in Vienna around 1726 F, 100
Giovanni Punto        (Johann Wenzel Stich) 1748-1803   Bohemian serf who left his master's service to become a travelling virtuoso; Beethoven's Sonata written for and premiered by him in 1800; had an enormous influence of the development of horn technique M-P, 152-3
Giovanni Puzzi 1792-1876 c.1815-c.1850 great virtuoso; student of Luigi Belloli; spent most of life in England, under the patronage of duke of Wellington M-P, 160-1
Bernard Raab   c.1763 tutti horn player at Wallerstein F, 197 
Marcel-Auguste Raoux     one-time principal horn at the Theatre Royal Italien in Paris; important horn craftsman M-P, 61
Georg Laurentz Reichel   c.1710-1731 hornist & cellist in Duke Anton Ulrich's band & the court orchestra at Wolfenbuttel c.1710 F, 94-5
Joseph Reichel c.1750-1820 c. 1788 helped spread Bohemian style to Italy; appointed principal horn to the Imperial ambassador's band at Genoa in Prague F, 202
Samuel Reichelt 1754-post1796 c.1770 principal horn and orchestra leader of the orchestra at the Church of St. Augustine in Kallais, Poland from 1770 F, 202
Franz Reiner   c.1764 joined the Esterhazy orch in 1764 H, 13
Carl Reinert 1730-post1790 c.1757 joined the band of the Prince of Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen in 1757; later principal horn to the Duke of Mecklenburg at Schwerin F, 124
Hans Richter   c. 1862 conductor & hornist; student of E.C. Lewy's son Richard at the Vienna Conservatory; player at the Karntnertor Theater from 1862-6; notable performance of the Brahms Trio in 1867 H, 101
Jean-Joseph Rodolphe 1730-1812   one of the first hand horn virtuosos; studied horn and violin from early age; entered service of duke of Parma in 1754; an early exponent of hand horn technique: introduced the technique to a Paris audience in 1765; entered service of Duke Karl von Wurttemburg at Stuttgart in 1760; joined band of Louis Francois de Bourbon, prince of Contil in 1763; joined orch of Paris opera in 1765 as violinist and occasional hornist; later joined Royal Chapel; helped found Ecole Royale de Chant; composer and teacher of composition and solfege at Conservatoire M-P, 150-2
Peter Röllig c.1650-1723   bandsman of count von Spork, learned to play the horn at Versailles around 1680-1 M-P, 149       F, 92
Wenzel Rossi c.1685-1740   principal horn in the Imperial Court Orchestra in Vienna from 1712-1740 under Fux F, 96
Joseph Francois Rousselot 1803-1880 c.1822 student of Dauprat; won second prize in the horn examination of 1822; played in the Opera orch & the Chapelle Royale C2, 150-1
Johann Anton Rudolph/Rudolff 1742-c.1810   principal horn with the Thurn & Taxis orchestra at Regensburg from 1780 F, 198
Martin Rupp 1748-1819 1782-1806 first horn in the Vienna Hofcapelle from 1782 to 1806 F, 201
Franz Adam Samm   c.1711 Bohemian hornist taken into service as a horn player in 1711 in Dresden; performed in Lully's La Princesse d'Elide in 1719 J/B, 51         F, 96
Schade   c.1757 third horn in the orch at Stuttgart in 1757 F, 115
Paul Schebka 1737-post 1813   leading 2nd horn virtuoso in Prague; professor of horn at the Prague Conservatory F, 196
Johann Schindelárž c.1715-?   principal horn in Manheim orch under J. Stamitz; teacher of Haudek and Punto M-P, 150;     F, 112
Andreas Schindler   c.1720-c.1745 Bohemian hornist in the Dresden Court Orch from c.1720 to c.1745 F, 100
Johann Adam Schindler   c.1720-c.1745 Bohemian hornist in the Dresden Court Orch from c.1720 to c.1745; Bach's Quoniam in the B minor mass was probably written for him F, 101
Schmidt   c.1756 an orchetral player in the Comedie Italienne at Paris in 1756, probably of Bohemian origin F, 114
Schön   c.1782 chamber musician to the King of France who took a post as first horn to the Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1782 F, 206
Joseph Schubert   c.1796 principal horn at the Marinelli Theatre in Vienna in 1796 F, 210
Gottfried, Andreas, Michael, Christoph & Gotthilf Schuncke 1777-1860     1778-1849    1780-1821     1796-?          1799-?   five brothers, all leading horn players M-P, 172;      F, 214-5
Schwarz   c.1790 principal horn to the Prince Bishop of Passau in 1790 F, 209
Andreas Seebach 1777-? c.1796 principal horn in the theater at Madgeburg in 1796; later was a Court virtuoso at Gotha F, 214
Wenzel Franz Seydler   1720s hornist in the service of Duke Heinrich of Saxe-Halle at Barby in the 1720s; may have taken part in the first performance of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 F, 98
Johann Georg Sieber 1734-1815   Bohemian hornist and successful founder of a music publishing house in Paris F, 195
Sigisser   c.1865 first horn in the Karlsruhe opera; played in second performance of Brahms Trio in 1865 H, 101
Nikolaus Simrock     Beethoven's publisher in Bonn, but also a childhood friend and hornist who influnced Beethoven's horn writing H, 89
Anton Skizuwanek     alternate third horn in the Vienna Hofkapelle from 1775 to 1799 F, 203
Hermoläus Smeykal c.1685-1758   first major teacher of the horn; played in the orch of St. Wenceslas' Jesuit Seminary in Prague for several years; teacher of Joseph Matiegka F, 97
Spandau c.1750-?   famous virtuoso in band of the Stadholder of the United Provinces at The Hague; visited London as a soloist in 1773; hand stopping pioneer M-P, 171
Sporni     principal horn in the orch at Stuttgart in 1757 F, 115
Michael Stadlmann   c.1773 sixth horn in the Vienna Court orch in 1773 F, 203
Franz Stainmentz   c.1750 one of the first to gain employment as an orchestral hornist in Paris; second horn in the Paris Opera Orch c. 1750; second horn in the Opera Comique in 1754 F, 118
Franz Stamitz/Staimetz     hornist in Imperial Court orch 1773-75; may be same person asParisian hornist of same name F, 198
Franz Stamitz   c.1765 appointed horn in Esterhazy orch in 1765 H, 13
Statz   c.1720s extra hornist at Wolfenbuttel around the 1720s F, 95
Steiner   c.1803 freelance hornist in Vienna F, 212
Johann, Josef &, Wilhelm Steinmüller   1790s virtuoso horn playing sons of Thaddäuss; duettists & triple-concerto soloists at Hamburg and the principal German towns F, 202
Thaddäus Steinmüller c.1725-90   principal horn in Esterhazy orch under Haydn for many years; known for command of high register; Haydn's Horn Concerto, 1st part in Symphony No. 31  & Divertimento for violin, horn & cello probably written for him M-P, 150
Karl Stiegler 1876-1932   famous Viennese horn player and teacher; appointed solo horn at Veinna State Opera in 1899 & prof at Vienna Conservatory in 1917 M-P, 173
Heinrich Stöezel 1777-1844   best known for invention & patent of the valve; member of the Royal Opera Orch in Berlin in 1817-1829 M-P, 159
Mr. Stotherd   c.1770 a traveling soloist from Dublin who performed in Charleston, South Carolina around 1770 S2, 156
Franz Strauss 1822-1905   important player and teacher; joined Bavarian court orch in 1847; father to composer Richard Strauss; composer J/B, 101
Johann Adam Ströhl 1703-post1750   blind hornist of some reputation attached to the court orch at Gera F, 100
Wenzel Sweda c.1638-c.1710   bandsman of count von Spork, learned to play the horn at Versailles around 1680-1681, founder of the Bohemian school of horn playing M-P, 149       F, 91
Syryyneck (Širineck)   c.1750 pincipal horn in the Paris Opera orch around 1750; one of the first Bohemian players to travel to Paris F, 113
Anton Thürrschmidt     younger brother of Johannes and a hornist in the service of Prince Albrecht von Teschen F, 121
Carl Türrschmidt/ Thürrschmidt 1753-97   studied horn with his father, Johann Türrschmidt; duettist with Johann Palsa; redesigned the Inventionshorn with Rauox into the instrument that became the cor-solo; inventor of a mute with a stopping mechanism for production of a chromatic scale M-P, 154-5;   F, 174-5
Johannes Türrschmidt 1725-1800   Bohemian horn virtuoso; first horn in Wallerstein orch in 1752; horn parts in Haydn symphonies 46-8 probably written for him; some high-horn concerti by Rosetti written for him; father & teacher to Carl & Joseph F, 119-20
Trobner   c.1803 freelance hornist in Vienna F, 212
Donatien Urbin 1809-1857 c.1829 student of Dauprat; professor at the Gymnaise Musicale Militaire; supervised the building of a three-valve horn in 1844; published a valve horn tutor in 1852: the first for the three-valve horn; C2, 122-3
Othon-Joseph Vandenbroek   c. 1797 hornist in the Paris Opera Orch; published two horn tutors; first to record instructions on hand stopping M-P, 94
Joseph Wenzel Vedulang   c.1717 Bohemian hornist egnaged as Ondratscheck's second at Mainz c.1717 F, 98
Franz Vithe   c.1795 Bohemian freelance hornist in Vienna F, 210
Eugene-Leon Vivier 1817-1900   a hornist fond of practical jokes; known for his success in producing chords on the horn M-P, 173      C2, 100-5
Joseph Vogel     member of the Regensburg Orch about the middle of the 18th century; teacher of Ignaz & Anton Boeck; principal at Ansbach in 1782 F, 123
Carl Wagner 1772-1829   student of Portmann; played in chapel royal at Darmstadt in 1795 F, 210
Wala   1780s-90s virtuoso in the service of Count Pachta and later Count Sanal at Prague during the 1780s & 90s F, 211
Walther   c.1772 hornist in the band of the Duke of Wurttemberg at Ludwigsburg 1772-5 F, 203
Johann Gottfried Wecker c.1685-pre1750   accomplished violinist & keyboard player and virtuoso hornist F, 97
George Wendler     long-time head of Erfurt maker Ed. Kruspe; principal horn of Boston Symphony Orchestra M-P, 61
Fritz Wendland   c.1872  first horn in the Philharmonic Society and in Mann's Crystal Palace Orch H, 23
Wenzel   c.1782 2nd horn in Berlin in 1782 F, 206
Johann Werner   c.1754 2nd horn in the Imperial Opera Orch in Vienna; credited with the invention of the tuning slide c.1754 C2, 9
Mr. Winch     a soloist of some note in Dublin & London; played under Handel for several years M-P, 86
Mr. Widtl   c. 1830 freelance hornist from Boston S2, 164
Franz Wiesbach     student of Matiegka, Hampl & Haudek; leading virtuoso; principal horn in Thun's house orch F, 199
Winter c.1750-post1798   Bohemian trumpeter & hornist in the service of Count Buquois at Prague F, 201
Adam Wirth   c.1877 head of horn teaching at the Royal Musical Institute in Wurzburg H, 21
Joseph Franz Zahradniczek   c.1787 doubler on horn and clarino; third horn in the Vienna Court orch from 1787 to after 1820 F, 203
Wenzel Zaluzan 1767-1832   horn and clarino player in service of Count Pachta, at the Strahow monastery under Dlabacz and at the Landesstandisches Theater; appointed prof of horn at the Prague Conservatory in 1810 F, 211
Johann Zeddelmayer c.1675-post 1736   engaged as horn player at Weissenfels in 1706: the first known engagement of a horn player; probably took part in the 1705 Octavia performance; Bach's Jadcantata horn part for him M-P, 149;    F, 92-4
Zelenka   c.1793 deputized for Carl Thurrschmidt at Berlin from 1793-1819 when he took a post in the orchestra at the newly formed Prague Conservatory F, 206
Joseph, Wenzel & Jacob Ziwint   c.1745 Bohemian brothers & hornists in the Manheim orch from c.1745 onwards F, 123
Zoebel   c.1757 fourth horn in Stuttgart c.1757 F, 123
Franz Zwierzina 1750-1825   2nd horn in Wallerstein orch under Rosetti; several of Rosetti's double concerti for him, along with Nagel F, 203