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Featured Instrument October 2019: Rkang-Gling, China, Late 19th or Early 20th Century

National Music Museum No. 7323 Native to Tibet, China, and Mongolia, the Rkang-Gling is a type of trumpet traditionally made from a human thighbone, or femur. While many rkang-glings deviate from [...]

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Featured Instrument September 2019: Serpent in C., by William Lander, England, 1820-25

While the exact origins of the serpent are somewhat ambiguous, the instrument was created in sixteenth or seventeenth century France to bolster the sound of Cathedral choirs and complement the [...]

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Featured Instrument August 2019: 1810 John Geib & Son Square Piano, New York

The CMM’s fine 1810 John Geib & Son Square Piano represents the Empire style designs quickly becoming fashionable in cosmopolitan Northern cities by the first decade of the nineteenth [...]

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Featured Instrument July 2019: John Broadwood Grand Fortepiano, c. 1792, London

Built in 1792, the CMM’s Broadwood grand piano represents a critical instance of keyboard instrument production and firm personnel in the trajectory of the Broadwood company, before significant [...]

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Featured Instrument June 2019: Andrew Reuss Square Piano, c. 1835, Cincinnati

The Andrew Reuss square piano, crafted around 1835 in Cincinnati, Ohio, tells a fascinating story of individualized craftsmanship and American Westward expansion. Originally from the Bavarian spa [...]

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Featured Instrument May 2019: Keene & Brackley Spinet Harpsichord, C. 1712

In late April, the 1712 spinet harpsichord by Stephen Keene and Charles Brackley arrived at the museum. This fine English spinet was bought from a Scottish Lord by John Barnes in the early 1980s [...]

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Le Grand Orgue, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, c. 1402

In light of the tragic fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, we step outside our collection to take a closer look at the Cathedral’s Great Organ. Containing work spanning six centuries, the Great Organ is [...]

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Featured Instrument April 2019: Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, c. 1859, New York

In March of 2019, a Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, c. 1859, was acquired for display at the museum by CMM co-founder and former board president Steven Bichel.  It joins five other iron-framed [...]

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Featured Instrument March 2019: John Broadwood & Son Vertical Grand, c. 1805, London

The only one of its kind in the CMM collection, the Broadwood & Son vertical grand piano embodies a zeitgeist of technological innovation extending across the Western world at the turn of the [...]

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Featured Instrument February 2019: Johann Zumpe Square Piano, c. 1778, London

Featured Instrument February 2019: Johann Zumpe Square Piano, c. 1778, London

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