Johann Heinrich Grenser German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 681

The loud hautboy of the Baroque period developed into the oboe preferred in the Classical orchestra, which was prized for its plaintive expressiveness. The additional keys later added to this example are modifications to help it keep pace with the drastic changes that the oboe underwent during the nineteenth century.

Oboe, Johann Heinrich Grenser (German, Lipprechtsroda, Thuringia 1764–1813 Dresden), Boxwood, brass, German

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