Friedrich Gumpert (1841-1906)
First Horn in the Leipzig
Gewandhaus Orchestra and professor at the Leipzig
Conservatory from 1864 to 1898. All of his
publications give his name as "Gumbert" but the
proper spelling of his name is Gumpert, as his
actual signature and other documents show.
From his teaching studio came
three students that later had a major influence in
the American school of Horn playing: Anton Horner
(First Horn Pittsburgh & Philadelphia orchestras),
Max Hess (First Horn Cologne, Gürzenich, Boston &
Cincinnati orchestras) and Max Pottag (member of
Hamburg & Chicago orchestras).
His major publications include
twelve volumes of orchestral excerpt books that
are still available today, a horn method, and many
arrangements for horn and piano.