Friends are mourning the death today of Myron Bloom, the most sought-after horn player in America.
Myron was principal horn of the New Orleans Symphony from 1949 to 1954, when he was recruited by Georg Szell for the Cleveland Orchestra, where he played until 1977. That year, at Daniel Barenboim’s instigation, he became principal horn of the Orchestre de Paris, serving until 1985.
He went on to teach at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
He set the standard of his times.
The International Horn Society writes: ‘We mourn the loss of Myron Bloom, and send deepest condolences to his family and friends.’