Friedrich Adolph Borsdorf
Principal Horn in Sir Henry
Wood's Queen's Hall, London Symphony, London
Philharmonic, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and
English National Opera orchestras. Professor of
Horn at the Royal College of Music (1882-d.) and
the Royal Academy of Music (1897-d.).
Part of what was later known as
"God's own [horn] quartet," Borsdorf, along with
40 other members, helped to found the London
With a very high standard of
playing, he revolutionized horn teaching in
England; among his pupils were Alfred and Aubrey
Brain, and Frank Probyn.