FT40 Anonymous (11)

This project carried out the analysis of two original eighteenth-century small-size bassoons. The instruments were selected on the basis of the degree of homogeneity of their construction, and the fact that they are both preserved in their original states and in playable condition. 

FT40, a four-key fagottino made of brass and maple by an unknown maker in the second half of the 18th Century, is located in a private Swiss collection. It’s owner, Pius Bessire, kindly agreed to allow us to include it in this project.

4-key fagottino, ANONYMOUS (11), Unknown, ca.1750–1790