Heinrich Grenser1801

National Music Museum

National Music Museum
Lisboa, Portugal

Bassoon by Heinrich Grenser, german instrument builder known mainly for the invention and creation of the bass clarinet (1793). The bassoons Grenser built were the basis for the development of the modern basson as well as the german Heckel system (currently used by most basson players).


  • Title: Bassoon
  • Creator: Heinrich Grenser
  • Date Created: 1801
  • Location Created: Dresden, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 126.7 x W. 7.47 cm
  • Type: Musical Instrument
  • Contributor: Direção-Geral do Património Cultural / Arquivo de Documentação Fotográfica (DGPC/ADF)
  • Rights: Museu Nacional da Música, Lisboa
  • Medium: Sycamore (?), brass, ebony

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