Musical instruments

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The collection contains all types of instruments from the 16th to 20th century. The holdings stretch to more than 3000 objects.

Main collection areas

The department comprises one of the world’s largest collections of historical keyboard instruments, with numerous early fortepianos, predominantly of south-German and Viennese provenance. A further collection focus is formed by wind and string instruments from Nuremberg during the Holy Roman Empire, when it was a Free Imperial City.

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Objects

Hammerflügel
Johann Andreas Stein, Augsburg, 1788

Doppelvirginal (Mutter und Kind)
Marten van der Biest, Antwerpen, 1580

Klarinette

Viola da gamba

Cembalo

Deutsche Theorbe

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