Anton Joseph Hampel
Horn, Musical Artist
1710 – 1771
Who was Anton Joseph Hampel?
Anton Joseph Hampel was a horn player who is generally credited with having developed, somewhere between 1750 and 1760, the technique of hand-stopping which allows natural horns to play fully chromatically. This was one of the most important innovations in the history of the horn, comparable with Heinrich Stölzel's development of the first valve horn in 1817.
Hampel was born in Prague, but worked in Dresden, Germany, with instrument maker Johann Werner, collaborating on the design of the so-called Inventionshorn, which used sliding medial crooks inside the hoop in an attempt to achieve a fully chromatic instrument.
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- Mar 30, 1771
on July 23, 2013