Borsdorf, (Friedrich) Adolph

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Borsdorf, (Friedrich) Adolph (b Dittmansdorf, Saxony, 1854; d London, 1923). Ger. horn-player who in 1879 settled in Eng. where he joined CG orch. and became 1st hn. in Richter's London orch. Later with Scottish Orch., Queen's Hall Orch, and LSO. Superb technician but especially noted for beauty of phrasing in such works as Brahms's hn. trio. As a teacher at RCM (from 1882) and RAM (from 1897) trained whole generation of English hn.-players, incl. his three sons and Alfred and Aubrey Brain.