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Museum of Music History Musical Instruments Collection [H 77.30.]

E-flat clarinet

Klarinét (Esz) ( CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: / Gombos László (CC BY-NC-SA)


Made by János Stowasser instrument makers in Budapest. Johann Christoph Denner is generally believed to have invented the clarinet in Germany around 1690 by adding a register key to the earlier chalumeau. The origin of the Italian clarinetto, itself a diminutive of clarino, and consequently of the European equivalents such as clarinette in French or the German Klarinette.


wood, metal,


Height: 46,5 cm; , Widht: 6,8 cm;

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