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Franz Friedrich Paersch (1857-1921)

Franz Friedrich Paersch was one of a number of German players who influenced British playing.

Paersch was born in Thalheim, near Halle, Germany, and studied in Leipzig with Friedrich Gumpert. He immigrated to England in 1882, first with the summer orchestra at Buxton Spa, Derbyshire, then to Manchester, where he was first horn with the Hallé Orchestra (1883-1915) and taught at the Royal Manchester College of Music.

Paersch's tone was reported to be superb and his playing fantastically accurate; he is said to have never missed a note. The Spectator, in reviewing a Leeds Festival, spoke of one phrase played by Paersch as the most memorable experience of the festival.

Paersch also played much chamber music with world-famous pianists and violinists, all on an old Raoux French horn, which he used until it wore out, changing then to a French type horn made in London by W. Brown and Sons.

Paersch died in 1921, survived by his son Otto, who played horn with the BBC Northern Orchestra until 1953.



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