Georg Abraham Schneider (1770 - 1839)
For Schneiders Life see her:
to the first Valves by Stölzel see her:
Friedrich Schneider in the AMZ 1817 too the first valves:
Concerto for 4 Horns and Orchestra E major
The premiere performance took place in Berlin, 16th October 1818, probably named Concertino for 3 natural horns and one chromatical horn ("Concertino für drei Waldhörner und einem chromatischem Horne").
This concerto is only preserved in a copy of e flat-major. According to the catalogue of Darmstadt, the concerto was originally written in e-major. Thus it will be edited in both versions. The music in e-major will be sold on special order with a fortnight delivery time (parts, score and piano reduction).
The common version in e flat major is something easier to play in the first horn part, which is composed up to written e'''.
Catalogue Card from Library in Darmstadt:
from the Library in Darmstadt
The concerti were kept in the library in Darmstadt (court library) and burnt in 1944 during the war. Fortunately, copies were found in a collection in the USA, which were copied before the war (1913/1914) from the music in Darmstadt.