Jean-Baptiste Arban

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Date of Birth February 28, 1825
Place of Birth France
Date of Death Apr 8, 1889 (64)
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Jean-Baptiste Arban

Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban was a cornetist, conductor, composer, pedagogue and the first famed virtuoso of the cornet à piston or valved cornet. He was influenced by Niccolò Paganini's virtuosic technique on the violin and successfully proved that the cornet was a true solo instrument by developing virtuoso technique on the instrument.

Born: 28 February 1825, Lyon, France
Died: 8 April 1889 (aged 64), Paris, France
Genres: Romantic
Occupation(s): Cornetist, Teacher, Conductor
Instruments: Cornet
Years active: 1845–1888

About Jean-Baptiste Arban

First valved cornet virtuoso who was also a famous pedagogue, composer, conductor, and trumpeter.

Jean-Baptiste Arban Before Fame

He studied at the Paris Conservatoire and soon after, he began teaching at the École Militaire and then his alma mater.

Achievement of Jean-Baptiste Arban

He published the Trumpeter's Bible, Grande méthode complète pour cornet à pistons et de saxhorn, in 1864; brass players still use this book for study.

Jean-Baptiste Arban Family Life

He was born in Lyon, France.

Associations of Jean-Baptiste Arban

He made a phonograph cylinder for the Edison Company, which was established by Thomas Alva Edison.

Information related to Jean-Baptiste Arban

  • French classical musicians
  • French cornetists
  • French Romantic composers
  • French conductors (music)
  • 19th-century conductors (music)
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