Heckel Bassoon 6881

last updated Thu, 16 Apr 2020 22:55:19 GMT


Found after the end of World War II in a pawnbroker's shop in Bordeaux. It is probable that a returning GI en route for the States from Germany had the bassoon with him and just could not be bothered to take it on board ship. High D and E keys added. Used in the London Symphony and in 1964 used to record Bolero with Pierre Monteux.

Known owners: 2

Observed Sales Listings:
  • (01/1961) undefined
  • (03/2007) bassoon.org