Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Contratenor Clarinet in E-flat

Maker:
Alessandro Maldura (Italian, active Milan 1850–1914 Milan)
Date:
ca. 1885
Geography:
Milan, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Grenadilla, nickel-silver
Dimensions:
Total length of tube: approximately 1930 mm Diameter of bell: 203 mm
Classification:
Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-single reed cylindrical
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2819
Not on view
Grenadilla, nickel-silver, 14 keys. Maldura developed this type between bass and contrabass in about 1880 and called it Clarone grande.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 280.



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