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Fine Bassoons Heckel

 

Heckel German system

The design of the modern bassoon owes a great deal to the performer, teacher, and composer Carl Almenräder.

Assisted by the German acoustic researcher Gottfried Weber, he developed the 17-key bassoon with a range spanning four octaves.

Almenräder's improvements to the bassoon began with an 1823 treatise describing ways of improving intonation, response, and technical ease of playing by augmenting and rearranging the keywork.

 

Subsequent articles further developed his ideas. His employment at Schott gave him the freedom to construct and test instruments according to these new designs, and he published the results in Caecilia, Schott's house journal.

 

Almenräder continued publishing and building instruments until his death in 1846, and Ludwig van Beethoven himself requested one of the newly made instruments after hearing of the papers.

 

In 1831, Almenräder left Schott to start his own factory with a partner, Johann Adam Heckel.

 

Bassoon Heckel # 4811

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Contrebasson Heckel 1909 low c

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Bassoon Heckel No 3039

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Bassoon Fagot Heckel No 4952

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Bassoon Heckel No 8999

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Bassoon Heckel No 4575

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Bassoon Heckel no 3xxx

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