Horn in F

Ignaz Lorenz Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680

In 1814, the horn was the first brass instrument successfully fitted with valves. Crooks were retained to select the key in which the instrument is pitched. Valved instruments were built with detachable crooks into the mid-twentieth century. This type of horn, with its distinctive double-plunger valve mechanism, is still preferred by players in Austria.

Horn in F, Ignaz Lorenz (Austrian, Linz 1827–1886 Vienna), Brass, nickel-silver, Austrian

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