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Heinrich Hübler

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Heinrich Hübler


Carl Heinrich Hübler (4 December 1822 Wachwitz, near Dresden, – 14 April 1893) was a German hornist and composer.

After studying with Hornist August Haase, Heinrich Hübler joined the Dresden Hofkapelle in 1844. In October 1849 Hübler engaged in a private performance in the apartment of Johann Rudolph Lewy in Dresden of Robert Schumann's Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra (op. 86) with the composer in attendance. The event inspired Hübler to compose his own Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra, written 1854-56, the single piece for which he is remembered. His horn concerto is also sometimes played and has been recorded.

He was the hornist in the Dresden Royal Court orchestra from 1844 until his retirement in 1891. He was appointed royal chamber musician in 1851, and in 1886 was given the title chamber virtuoso, in recognition of his merits. Hübler was a founder of the Dresden Tonkünstler-Verein and remained a member of its governing board for more than two decades.

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