Instruments in the Department of Historical Performance Practices

Keyboard instruments:

Copies of historical instruments:

  • French type harpsichord – a double-manual French harpsichord after Blanchet, built by Reinhard von Nagel (Paris),
  • French type harpsichord – a double-manual French harpsichord after Henry Hemsch (model from 1751), built by Christian Fuchs (Germany),
  • Flemish type harpsichord – a single-manual harpsichord after Ruckers, built by Titus Crijnen (The Netherlands),
  • Flemish type double-manual harpsichord built by Henk Klop (The Netherlands),
  • harpsichord for b.c. – a single-manual loose copy built by Krzysztof Kulis,
  • winged spinet – Silbermann’s copy built by Krzysztof Kulis,
  • two virginals (Mother and Child) following Johannes Ruckers’ design from 1623, built by Christian Fuchs (Germany),
  • historical piano (pianoforte) following Walter & Sohn’s design from 1805, built by Paul McNulty (Czech Republic),
  • monophonic organ built by Jan Pielczyk,
  • positive organ built by Henk Klop Early Keyboard Instruments.

Instruments for the performance of contemporary music:

  • AMMER harpsichord (8 x 8 x 4),
  • AMMER harpsichord (8 x 8 x 4),
  • AMMER harpsichord (8 x 16 x 8 x 4).

String instruments:

  • viola d’amore,
  • viola d’amore
  • viola da gamba
  • five-string piccolo cello based on the Amatich brothers’ model from around 1600,
  • baroque cello, a copy of a model by Hendrik Jacobs from 1705,
  • tenor violone,
  • bass violone, a copy of an instrument from Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien: Ventura Linarolo, 1585, 6-string instrument,
  • Viennese 7-string double bass,
  • 14-course theorbo-lute – luthier Martin de Witte, Den Haag 2018 – built based on the model of Matteo Sellas’ instrument, Venice 1637,
  • seven-course renaissance lute,
  • seven-course renaissance lute,
  • 11-course baroque lute,
  • 4-course renaissance guitar, luthier Joanna Plęs, Poznań 2000 based on 16th century iconography,
  • 5-course baroque guitar built by a student of violin-making at the Academy of Music in Poznań as a diploma work based on the model of Antonio Stradivari’s instrument, Cremona 1700, the so called The Rawlins Stradivarius.

Woodwind instruments:

  • a pair of baroque traverse flutes,
  • a pair of classical flutes,
  • a pair of baroque oboes,
  • a pair of baroque bassoons,
  • a pair of classical bassoons.

Brass instruments:

  • a pair of natural trumpets – English four-hole system in tunings A – B – Ces – C – Des – D – Es – E – F,
  • a pair of natural horns – 430-440 Hz, including tuning slides: G – F – Es – D, produced by Milan Jiráček, Šaratice.

Renaissance wind instruments:

  • Gemshorn Consort (soprano in C, alto in F, tenor in C, bass in F, sub-bass in C) in 440 Hz tuning, luthier Pavel Číp, Zubri 2010,
  • straight (mute) cornett in tune a = 440 Hz, luthier Christoph Schuler, Langenthal 2001,
  • curved cornett + mouthpieces in tune a = 440 Hz, Moeck Company, Germany, 1990s,
  • tenor cornamuse in 440 Hz tuning, violin maker Pavel Číp, Zubri 2002.
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