Lachnith, Ludwig Wenzel


Born at Prague, where he received his first lessons from his father and others on the violin, piano and horn, becoming a virtuoso on the last named. He spent several years in the service of the Duke of Zweibrücken, going to Paris in 1773, where  he studied the horn under Rodolphe. He is noted for his adaptations of great operas and for working up several compositions into one. He composed operas, all kinds of instrumental music, and published, with Adam, a piano method.