Max Hess

Intro German musician
Was Musician Hornist
From Germany
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 1 March 1878, Klingenthal, Germany
Death 25 January 1975 (aged 96 years)
Star sign Pisces
French horn

Max Hess (March 1, 1878 – January 25, 1975) was a noted German horn player. Born in Klingenthal, Saxony, Hess studied with Friedrich Gumpert in Germany from 1896-99. He first played the hand horn before switching to the valved horn. From 1899-1905, he played with the Frankfurt Philharmonic, the G├╝rzenich Orchestra in Cologne (where he played in the premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony in 1904), and with the Liszt Society. In 1905, Hess moved to the United States to play with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he remained until 1925. He then joined the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, retiring in 1937. He spent the final years of his life in a nursing home near Boston, Massachusetts.

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