Bassoon, Georg Heinrich Scherer, c. 1750

Bassoon, Georg Heinrich Scherer, c. 1750

maple (wood), l 1250mm More details

The bassoon – from the French bas son – is the low voice of the double reed instruments, while the oboe – hautbois – is the high one. The modern bassoon, consisting of different assembled parts, stems from the mid-17th century. Today’s bassoon serves as the tenor and bass for the orchestra’s woodwinds.

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