bruechle2Bernard Brüchle is best known for his books documenting the history of the horn and publications for the horn.

Brüchle was born in Munich in 1942, where he studied both the horn and psychology.

He is the author of the first two volumes of a three-volume set called Horn Bibliographie (published by Heinrichshofen Wilhelmshaven), a reference that lists virtually everything published for the horn before 1983. (The third volume was written by Daniel Lienhard.)

Brüchle has also co-authored with Kurt Janetzky illustrated books on the horn, available in both German and English.

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Brüchle (R) with fellow hornist and
musicologist Kurt Janetzky
  • (The Horn) Das Horn: Eine kleine Chronik seines Werdens und Wirkens, translated by James Cater, ©1977
  • (A Pictorial History of the Horn) Kulturgeschichte des Horns - Ein Bildsachbuch, translated by Cecilia Baumann, ©1976

Brüchle was elected an IHS Honorary Member in 1980.