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WONDERFUL Ed.KRUSPE FRENCH HORN LORENZO SANSONE-MODEL Bb-AStop F -5 valves -1920 See original listing
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Bb - A Stop - F - 5 valves 

Serial Number 124
Circa 1920
Bore Size : 0,468 inch / 11,89mm
Bell Size : 12,2047 inch / 31cm

Lorenzo Sansone (1881-1975)
Sansone was born in 1881 in Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy.  In 1903, Sansone emigrated to the US.
Sansone's orchestral career included virtually all the major orchestras in the US in the first half of the 20th century (some now defunct); Los Angeles Symphony, Denver Symphony (1909-1910), St. Paul Symphony (1910-1911), St. Louis Symphony (1912-1915), Chicago Symphony (1914 summer), Cincinnati Symphony (1915-1918), Detroit Symphony (1918-1919), New York Symphony (1920-1922), Beethoven Symphony (1927), National Broadcasting Orchestra (1929), Metropolitan Opera (1931-1933).
Lorenzo Sansone appreciated a lot the French Horn manufacturing 
and then created some models which are all of them very famous
both by their sound and by their design qualities.

The horns were manufactured to Sansone's specifications by Wunderlich in Chicago from 1914, byKruspe from 1916, and finally, from 1954, by Sansone at his shop, Sansone Musical Instruments, in New York City. The shop was established in 1925 - (cf. hornsociety.org)


This instrument is signed Lorenzo Sansone on the Bell (see pic)
Model Lorenzo Sansone
New York
Made in Germany
Nu 124

It  was manufactured in the  Ed.KRUSPE Workshops in Germany.

Every Lorenzo Sansone French Horn before 1954 was manufactured
in famous well known firms as top quality workshops.
Of course, the most famous and the best manufactured
were Ed. Kruspe production before II WW.
They are the most searched of all the French Horns.
The Kruspe specification is concerning the special metal alloy used.
Behind the specific sound we can enjoy,
the instrument has a very light weight  
(2kg300/5,0706 pounds).
This French Horn model was created by Lorenzo Sansone in 1914 
and he kept it all his life long.
First of all,  it is a Bflat tone instrument with a 4th key finger 
letting to play the notes of the F tone with in addition the stopped notes option.
So, it is a very complete instrument which lets to play every type of music.
The serial number  124 attests it is one of the very first models 
manufactured by Ed.Kruspe for Lorenzo Sansone, New York.


This French Horn was perfectly overhauled
It is made of two-colors : no varnished yellow brass and silver.
There is a ring all around the bell ( see pic)
It is in a very good shape with some use tracks & tiny dings.
Every slide is easily removeable.
 The rotary valves  are playing smoothly ; it is a real pleasure.
  The compression is remarkable.
This French Horn has a magnificent sound, without any weakness;
there is a large homogeneity of tones and a real easiness to play the high register.
We cannot imagine how old is this instrument when listening to it.
The sound is rather round, rich, close to the German School one  of that period.
This is also the wonderful Kruspe sound.
This instrument is a professional one .
This type of model was played in numerous & famous major american orchestras.
Nowadays, it can be played successfully by any musician looking for 
the specific sound of the best Sansone French Horns of that period.


Supplied within a new semi-hard bag for a maximum protection
plus a free 18-page leaflet (copy of the ancient Sansone Catalogue).

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Parcel will be carefully packed - Sent promptly 
with Insurance and Track Number

Nota : Outside EC, plse consider if any Custom Fees to add to the Price.

By the way, have a look at our other Brass items !
As we are a specialist of Ancient Brass Instruments


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