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Herman Bellstedt (February 12, 1858, Bremen – June 8, 1926, San Francisco) was an American cornet soloist. He was a cornetist, bandmaster, composer, arranger, and teacher. He was a soloist with the Cincinnati Reed, the Red Hussar, and the Gilmore bands before starting his own band in 1892, the Bellstedt-Ballenger Band, where he was the conductor & soloist. Joined the Sousa Band in 1904 as a soloist, the Innes Band in 1906 as soloist and assistant conductor, and the Denver Municipal Band in 1909 as director. In 1913, he accepted a teaching appointment at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Bellstedt composed for band, orchestra, piano, violin, and cornet. His cornet solos remain popular today and the most popular in the world of brass bands is Napoli (Variations on a Neapolitan Song), Fantasia. This solo is featured on this week's show - Enjoy