Dennis Brain (Horn)
Born: 17th May 1921, London
Died: 1st September 1957, London
Dennis Brain was a British horn player. From a musical family – his father and grandfather were horn players – he attended the Royal Academy of Music in London. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Air Force, playing in its band and orchestra. After the war he was principal horn of the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, and played in chamber ensembles.
Among the works written for Brain is Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (1944).