Jean-Baptiste Arban

Born 28 February 1825. Died 8 April 1889
Jean-Baptiste Arban
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1825-02-28
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Jean-Baptiste Arban

Jean-Baptiste Arban Biography (Wikipedia)

Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban (28 February 1825 – 8 April 1889) 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.

He was born in Lyon, France, one of the ten children of Simon Arban, artificier. An older brother was the balloonist Francisque Arban.

He studied trumpet with Francois Dauverné at the Paris Conservatoire from 1841 to 1845. He was appointed professor of saxhorn at the École Militaire in 1857, and became professor of cornet at the Paris Conservatoire in 1869, where Merri Franquin was among his students. He published his Grande méthode complète pour cornet à pistons et de saxhorn in Paris in 1864. This method, which is often referred to as the "Trumpeter's Bible," is still studied by modern brass players. His variations on The Carnival of Venice remains one of the great showpieces for cornet soloists today. "Fantasie Brilliante" also continues to be frequently performed and recorded.

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Carnival of Venice
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Carnival of Venice

Carnival of Venice

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David Childs
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Variations on a Tyrolian Theme
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Variations on a Tyrolian Theme
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Fantasy and variations on a Cavatina from 'Beatrice di Tenda' by Bellini
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Fantasy and variations on a Cavatina from 'Beatrice di Tenda' by Bellini
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Le Carnaval de Venise
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Le Carnaval de Venise

Le Carnaval de Venise

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Vilem Hofbauer
Miroslava Trnkova
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Variations on "Casta diva - Ah! Bello" from Bellini's 'Norma'
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Variations on "Casta diva - Ah! Bello" from Bellini's 'Norma'
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Variations on The Carnival of Venice
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Variations on The Carnival of Venice
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Variations on a Tyrolian theme
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Variations on a Tyrolian theme
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Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice'
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Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice'
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Fantaisie and Variations on The Carnival of Venice
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Fantaisie and Variations on The Carnival of Venice
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Variations on Casta Diva (from 'Norma')
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Carnival of Venice
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Carnival of Venice

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David Childs
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