Ludwig Heibl was second horn in the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra (Munich) in a section led by Hans Pizka, which played the premiere of Strauss's opera Capriccio in 1942, under Clemens Krauss, and the first recording of the Alpine Symphony, under the composer.
Heibl was born in 1911 and studied with Josef Suttner. He played first in a police band, then joined the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra in 1937. He retired in 1976. His younger brother Walter was a flutist and professor of flute.
Heibl was honored with the Punto Award at the IHS symposium in Munich, Germany in 1989.