Like almost all wind instruments of the Renaissance, recorders were made in families or consorts of instruments of different sizes. For practical reasons and for the protection of the instruments, an entire consort was kept in a single case. The case from the Este collection in Castle Catajo is designed for eight instruments, of which only six have survived. (rh)
Beatrix Darmstädter: Die Renaissanceblockflöten der Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente des Kunsthistorischen Museums, mit Beiträgen von Adrian Brown, in: Sammlungskataloge des Kunsthistorischen Museums, Bd. 3, hg. von Wilfried Seipel, Wien 2006.
Rudolf Hopfner: Masterpieces from the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. A Short Guide through the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Vol. 1, Vienna 2019.
Case for recorders
875 mm x 210 mm x 175 mm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente
Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, 170
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