Hautboy after Johann Christoph Denner
Pitch A = 440 Hz.
Stained boxwood. Three pure silver keys. Four vent holes in the bell, allowing a low C#. Two vent holes covered give a low C.
The original instrument :
Preserved in Museo Correr, Venice, under the n° 34. Stained boxwood, three brass keys.
pitched short instrument. The bell has four vent holes. Made at the
very beginning of the XVIIIth century, this instrument could have been
played in Venice where the standard pitch was high ; the first Vivaldi
concerti for hautboy were composed at this time.
Denner, Jacob Denner’s father, was active in Nürnberg during the last
decades of the XVIIth century. He is known to have been one of the
first in Germany able and allowed to copy the French woodwinds.
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