Türrschmidt, Carl, German cor basse player and composer; b. Wallerstein, Feb. 24,1753; d. Berlin, Nov. 1, 1797. He was a pupil of his father, Johann Türrschmidt (b. Leschgau, June 24,1725; d. Wallerstein, 1800), a horn player in the Prince of Oettingen-Wallerstein’s orch. In 1770 he went to Paris, where he appeared in duos with Johann Paisa. They also played in the Prince of Monaco’s private orch. before entering the Landgrave of Hessen-Kassel’s orch. in 1783. In 1786 they performed in London, the same year they were called to the Berlin court. Paisa died in 1792 but Türrschmidt continued to perform in Berlin, and also made tours as a virtuoso. With Paisa, he composed a set of 50 horn duos (publ, in Berlin, 1795). His son, Carl Nicholaus Türrschmidt (b. Paris, Oct. 20,1776; d. Berlin, Sept. 18,1862), was a horn player and teacher in Berlin.
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