ORPHEUS MUSEU - Page 17

 Whether your students are learning about the instruments of the orchestra or are studying the Classical period, this is the place! Here you will find an orchestra with instruments from the time of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. This is a Classical period orchestra and dates from between 1750 and 1830 approximately. In the following page, there is a picture of this area of the Museu, can you recognise each member of this orchestra? Can you see the differences between these early instruments and the instruments that are used in our orchestras today? At first sight most instruments are very similar, but be careful and look closely at the wind section. There are lots of differences: the clarinet, the oboe, the bassoon or the natural horn are not what we are used to seeing. And what about the keyboard instrument, is it a piano?   