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date: 24 February 2020

Beyde [Beide, Bayde]locked

  • Beatrix Darmstädter


[Beide, Bayde]

Family of wind instrument makers, active in Leipzig and Vienna. Johann Gottlob (b 1762; d Leipzig, Saxony, 1814), son of the tenant farmer Christoph Beyde, married in 1785 in Leipzig, where he worked as a woodwind and brass instrument maker in the Quergasse. His son, August Johann Friedrich Sr (b Leipzig, 22 Feb 1789; d Vienna, Austria, 3 Oct 1869), settled in Vienna at Neu-Lerchenfeld shortly before 1818. He married in 1812 in Ofen (Budapest). During his early years in Vienna Beyde made keyed trumpets and keyed horns based on the original plans of the court trumpeter Anton Weidinger. In 1823 the price of these instruments was between 25 and 90 florins. Beyde’s application for the license to produce these was refused in 1826, but the second request was approved in January 1827. In June 1832 the government of Lower Austria entitled him to train apprentices. At that time he owned a house at Kaiserstraße 209, Schottenfeld. Together with his wife, Theresia (née Kerml), he had two sons: Joseph Ferdinand (...

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W. Waterhouse: The New Langwill Index: a Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors