Violoncello, attributed to François Louis Pique (1758–1822), Paris, ca. 1800.
Prelude in C Major by J. S. Bach (1685–1750). Performed by Mihai Marica.
Violoncello, Purchase, The Astor Foundation, Mrs. Jackson Burke, J. Richardson Dilworth, Mrs. Harold H. Krechmer, in memory of Harold H. Krechmer and American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Gifts; Rogers Fund; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Mandeville, The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, Gifts of Mrs. Harold H. Krechmer and Helen Blank, in memory of Therese Gittler, by exchange; and funds from various donors, 1983 (1983.435). Learn more about this instrument.
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