Paris mourns principal trumpet

Paris mourns principal trumpet


norman lebrecht

January 22, 2020

The conductor Fabien Gabel, himself a former trumpet player, has informed us of the death of his father Bernard Gabel, principal trumpet of the Paris Opéra from 1967 to 2002.

He also played regular solos for Karl Richter and Karl Münchinger.

Bernard Gabel was 77. May he rest in peace.


  • Mick the Knife says:

    RIP Mr. Gabel. A fabulous trumpet player.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    I didn’t realize that he was the trumpeter on K. Richter and Munchinger recordings, of which I am a big fan.
    He was marvelous!

  • NYCgirl says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful recording.