Oboe in C

Jacob Denner German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 684

Design modifications such as a longer bore gradually distinguished oboes from shawms in the mid-seventeenth century. These developments first occurred in France, where the instrument was referred to as hautbois (loud wood), from which the term oboe derives. Jacob Denner was an esteemed oboist with the municipal band of Nuremberg and an important maker of oboes.

#Michel Piguet and Stanley King. Le Singe Verte (18th-century French airs). "Lend Us Your Ears", NPR

Oboe in C, Jacob Denner (German, Nuremberg 1681–1735), boxwood, brass, German

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