Chalumeaux

SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR OR BASS CHALUMEAU – Chalumeaux are available in boxwood or rosewood, also known as palisander. The number and placement of double holes can be specified.

Heinrich Grenser

CLARINETS IN A, B-FLAT OR C, FIVE TO TWELVE KEYS – Heinrich Grenser was a nephew of August Grenser and supplier of wind instruments to the Saxon Court and the clarinetist and composer Bernhard Crussell. The Grenser firm was one of the largest and most successful in Europe as demonstrated by the 28 surviving clarinets…

Griessling & Schlott

CLARINETS IN A, B-FLAT OR C, FIVE TO TWELVE KEYS – The firm of Griessling & Schlott built instruments ranging from five to twelve keys with¬†phenomenal workmanship and beauty of construction. The great virtuoso Heinrich Baermann was their most famous client. The clarinets are very sturdy with finely crafted keys mounted in wooden blocks. The…

Kaspar Tauber

CLARINETS IN A OR B-FLAT, FIVE TO EIGHT KEYS –¬† Tauber established his workshop in 1794 and was active until his death in 1829. As a student of Theodor Lotz, his clarinets are of interest not only for their excellent craftsmanship and reputation, but also as a clue to the instruments of Lotz. They have…

Johann Baptiste Merklein

CLARINET IN C, SIX TO TEN KEYS – Johann Baptiste Merklein was active as an instrument maker from 1799 until 1847. Like all Viennese C clarinets I have come across, this instrument has a rather small bore and requires a dedicated mouthpiece. Additional keys are mounted with brass saddles.

Raymund Griesbacher

CLARINETS IN A, B-FLAT OR C, FIVE TO TWELVE KEYS BASSET HORNS IN F, EIGHT TO FIFTEEN KEYS Before establishing himself as one of the finest clarinet builders in Vienna, Raymund Griesbacher was contracted to play clarinet and basset horn by leading ensembles in Austria and Hungary, including Haydn’s orchestra at Esterhaza. He was appointed…