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Alto and Tenor (Baroque) Oboes

Oboe d'amore (hautbois d'amour), pitched in A by J. H. EICHENTOPF, c. 1730, after original in the Musée des Instruments de Musique, Brussels, Belgium, No. 971.

Boxwood with 2 brass keys. A=415.

Price: $2200.

Listen to John Abberger perform an excerpt from his reconstruction of Bach's Oboe d'Amore Concerto in G, on a Vas Dias copy of an Eichentopf instrument (© 2005 Analekta Records).

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Oboe d'amore (hautbois d'amour), pitched in A by I. W. KENIGSPERGER (a.k.a. Johann Wolfgang Königsberger), Roding, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, c. 1730, 

after original in the National Music Museum, on the Campus of the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, NMM 4075.

Boxwood with 2 brass keys. A=415.

Price: $2200.

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Tenor oboe (Taille d'hautbois), pitched in F by ANDREAS KINIGSPERGER (a.k.a. Johann Andreas Königsberger), Roding, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, c. 1730,

after original in the Van Zuylen Collection, Liège, Belgium.

Plumwood or boxwood (pictured) with 2 brass keys, brass crook. A=410-415, as original.

Price: $2600.

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Tenor oboe (Taille d'hautbois), pitched in F by JOHANN CHRISTOPH DENNERc. 1720 after original in the Stadtliches Institut für Musikforschung (No. 1070), Berlin, Germany.

Boxwood with 2 brass keys, brass crook. A=415, as original.

Price: $2600.

Note: The Denner is a fine instrument, but if you have small hands, you might prefer the Kinigsperger, whose tone holes are a little closer together.

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