Early instruments revived…

Two fragments of the 1937 Dutch Cinema News about early musical instruments. They even give short demonstrations on these museumpieces…

The Gamba attributed to Gaspard Tieffenbrucker of Lyon (ca. 1560).

The Gamba attributed to Gaspard Tieffenbrucker of Lyon (ca. 1560).

The trumpets sound almost as haunting as the ‘Trumpets of the Pharao’

All these instruments were collected in the early 20th century by mr Scheurleer, and later kept  at the Communal Museum The Hague. In the second fragment they even play the gamba attributed to Gaspard Tieffenbrucker of Lyon (ca 1560). Nowadays they wouldn’t think of demonstrating these instruments like this.

But that this was common practice can be seen in these two fragments of an exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in 1942…

A friend called fragments like these “Dolmetscherieën”, after Arnold Dolmetsch, the father of modern Early Music practice.

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2 Responses to Early instruments revived…

  1. alexholdendotnet says:

    That poor hurdy gurdy sounded terrible!

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