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…