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|
|Occupation(s):||Cornetist, Teacher, Conductor|
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)