Jean-Baptiste Arban

Jean-Baptiste Arban Sheet Music

  • Born: 28th February 1825
  • Died: 8th April 1889
  • Birthplace: Lyon, France

Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban was a cornetist, conductor, composer, pedagogue and the first famed virtuoso of the cornet à piston or valved cornet. He was influenced by Niccolò Paganini's virtuosic technique on the violin and successfully proved that the cornet was a true solo instrument by developing virtuoso technique on the instrument.