#9722. Asked by spacecadet64. (Jan 20 01 9:23 PM)
Following up on his success with the keyed trumpet, the Viennese trumpeter Anton Weidinger (1767-1852) designed a keyed horn for his twelve-year-old son Joseph, who performed on the new instrument on a concert with his father on February 28, 1813. However as is true with most of these inventor questions, there is always some dispute. See, http://www2.potsdam.edu/CRANE/ericsojq/keyed_slide.htm
Just to add a bit more, before you ask: The French Horn developed from the German hunting horn (the post office symbol in Germany is a post horn that looks similar.) It is the mouth piece, developed by a French man that gives it its name.
Jan 22 01, 12:41 PM
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