Double Horn in F / B-flat

Eduard Kruspe German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680

The double horn was developed in cooperation with the horn player Friedrich Gumbert and the manufacturer Kruspe in 1897. The displayed instrument is the version with two independent windways for F and B-flat and has the modifications suggested in 1904 by the horn player Anton Horner, who introduced the double horn in the United States: a very wide bell with wired rim and string linkage of the valve action. This instrument represents the modern orchestral horn as used in most contries today.

#9312. Double Horn in F / B-flat

Double Horn in F / B-flat, Eduard Kruspe (German, Erfurt 1831–1919 Erfurt), Brass, nickel-silver, German

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