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Flauti dolci bolognesi II

Here you find information further to two articles about recorders preserved in two of the major museums of Bologna/Italy, printed in the 2004-3 and 2004-4 issues of Windkanal.

In the following you will find photos as well as soundfiles of some of these instruments.

All material © by Nik Tarasov 2004

Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna

Three head joints of voice flutes made by Bressan, each followed by its special soundfile for comparison.

left instrument

unstamped voice flute from a private collection

centre instrument

voice flute by Peter Bressan from the Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna, Inv. 1833.
 

right instrument

voice flute by Peter Bressan (1663-1731) from the Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna, Inv. 1825


Nik Tarasov improvises on motives from Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Quatrième Suite Op. 35 (1731)
 

Beautifully cut window of one of the voice flutes by Bressan from the Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna

Window of a voice flute by Bressan: the perfectly even chamfers at the block and the windway are clearly visible.

(Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna)

The beak of one of the voice flutes by Bressan (Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna)

Foot-joint of the voice flute by Bressan Inv. 1834 from the Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna.


Renaissance basset recorder
from the Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna

 

This is the head of the renaissance basset recorder which illustrates the front cover of the Windkanal-issue 2004-4. The instrument is marked with the sign!!

The instrument has a colourful and voluminous sound. The block does not appear to be original, its original fontanella has been lost, and its key was not in working order at the time of playing.

 

 

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Museo Civico Medievale di Bologna

The original fontanella of the basset recorder Inv. 1815 from the Museo Civico Medievale di Bologna

 

Museo de L’Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna

Fontanella and uncovered key mechanism of the great bass recorders in the Museo de L’Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna

Ergonomically designed beak which allows direct blowing of the basset recorder made by Rafi, preserved in the Museo de L’Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna

Another look on a beak on the second basset recorder made by Rafi from the Museo de L’Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna

One of the tenors with the mark !! !! from the Museo de L’Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna.

Various traces of cutting and other damage.

 

 

 

 

soundfile:

Listen to a tune played on the anonymous tenor recorder 2/FP12 (Inv. No. 593)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soundfile:

Listen to a tune played on the tenor marked!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Various soundfiles of instruments played together: 

Combination of two instruments made by Grece: bass B1/FP8 (Inv. No. 604) and basset Bs1/FP5 (Inv. No. 600)


Combination of two instruments by Rafi: tenor 7/FP10 (Inv. No. 599) and basset Bs4/FP11 (Inv. No. 602)

Combination of instruments by Rafi and Grece which play well together. Listen to the basset by Rafi Bs4/FP11 (Inv. No. 602) and the bass by Grece B1/FP8 (Inv. No. 604).

 
 
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