SPECIAL EXHIBITS OF INSTRUMENTS
FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
FISKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM
Baritone Saxophone lent Anonymously:
Baritone Saxophone, Adolphe Sax, 1845-46, serial number 4634. The earliest surviving saxophone by its inventor, Adolphe Sax. This instrument is experimental in several aspects of construction.
Harpsichord lent by Edgardo Sodero, San
Spinet, Thomas Keene, London, ca. 1685. G/C to d3.
Piano lent by Edgardo Sodero, San Sebastian, Spain.
Square Piano by George Garcka, London, 1792, FF to f3. Ex Colt Collection.
Piano lent by Will Waite, Fullerton, California:
Square Piano by Trute & Weidberg, Philadelphia? ca. 1794, FF to f3.
Woodwinds lent from the Bocquet-Moir Collection, Santa Monica, California:
Boehm-system flute by Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1860.
Boehm-system flute by Djalma Julliot, Le Couture, 1898.
Boehm-system flute by the Baxter-Northrup Co., Los Angeles, ca. 1925.
13-key boxwood oboe by Franz Ludwig, Prague, ca. 1840. It is similar to the Sellner system oboes having a sliding tuning head and metal-lined finger and tone holes.
12-key transition-system oboe by Triébert, Paris, ca. 1845. It includes one ring and "spectacle" key for the left hand and two rings for the right hand.
Conservatory-system oboe by François Lorée, Paris, 1883. Serial no. B018.
Conservatory-system oboe by Jacques Albert, Brussels, ca. 1890. Serial no. 839.
5-key pearwood B-flat clarinet by George Miller, London, ca. 1775.
6-key boxwood B-flat clarinet of English origin, ca. 1780.
6-key boxwood C clarinet by Jean-Jacques Baumann, Paris, ca. 1800.
13-key boxwood B-flat clarinet by Thomas Key, London, ca. 1830. In case.
13-key boxwood B-flat clarinet by Jean Baptiste Tabard, Lyon, ca. 1830.
13-key ebony B-flat clarinet by Jacques Printemp, Lille, 1837.
Boehm-system B-flat clarinet by Louis Auguste Buffet jeune, Paris, 1847-50.
13-key B-flat clarinet by Adolphe Sax, Paris, ca. 1855.
Albert-system B-flat clarinet by Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1880. B-flat mechanism is attached to A key.
Albert-system B-flat clarinet by Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1880. Full Albert system.
Albert-system E-flat clarinet (double-wall) by the Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1890. Serial no. 260.
Albert-system A clarinet (double-wall) by the Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1890. Serial no. 148.
Bass chalumeau by Guntram Wolf, Germany, ca. 1985 after the instrument by Kress in Salzburg.