Astor Bassoons

There are 3 Astor bassoons in the Hichwa-Rachor database. One bassoon (Astor1-O-vanRijn) is attributed to George Astor, and two by Astor & Company. The workshop flourished in London c.1778-c.1831.

Astor Literature

Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits Knuf, 1978 Vol. 1, p. 332.

Langeveld, Erik. Tentoonstelling van fagotten, prenten, boeken, en manuscripten uit de collectie van Henk de Wit. Amsterdam: De Ijsbreker, 1992, p. 17.

Lasocki, David. “New Light on Eighteenth-Century English Woodwind Makers from Newspaper Advertisements”. The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 63, May 2010, pp. 112-124.

Myers, Arnold. Historic Musical Instruments in the Edinburgh University Collection, Vol. 2, Part E, Fascicle ii: Bassoons.

Waterhouse, William. The New Langwill Index. London: Tony Bingham, 1993.

Young, Phillip. 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments. Tony Bingham, 1993.

Young, Phillip. Loan Exhibition of Historic Double Reed Instruments. August 1988, p. 68.

Astor, 6 key bassoon; Astor1-O-vanRijn

Astor1-O-vanRijn General Information

Astor1-O-vanRijn Data Spreadsheet

Astor1-O-vanRijn Photos

Astor, 8 key bassoon; Astor2-O-Sigal

Astor2-O-Sigal General Information

Astor2-O-Sigal Data Spreadsheet

Astor2-O-Sigal Photos

Astor, 8 key bassoon; Astor3-O-Edinburgh

Astor3-O-Edinburgh General Information

Astor3-O-Edinburgh Data Spreadsheet

Astor3-O-Edinburgh Photos