Altenburg, Johann Ernst
(Born; Weissenfels, 15 June 1734; Died; Bitterfeld, 14 May 1801). German trumpeter. After serving as a field trumpeter in the French army (1757-66) he was organist in Landsberg and from 1769 in the village of Bitterfeld. His treatise Versuch einer Anleitung zur heroisch-musikalischen Trompeter- und Pauker-Kunst (1795) is valuable for information on court and field trumpeters and their art.
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