Grenser, Heinrich Bassoons

There are 11 original bassoons of Johann Heinrich Grenser (1764-1813), and 1 copy based on a Heinrich Grenser bassoons in the Hichwa-Rachor database. He was trained in Dresden under his uncle August Grenser and flourished in Dresden from 1796 until his death in 1813. Heinrich’s original bassoons are highly sought after instruments for collectors and period bassoonists.

Johann Heinrich Grenser Literature

Dullat, Günter. Verzeichnis der Holz- und  Metallblasinstrumentenmacher auf Deutschsprachigem Gebiet von 1500 bis Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Scheider, 2010.

Heyde, Herbert. “Die Werkstatt von Augustin Grenser d. Ä. und Heinrich Grenser in Dresden”. TIBIA, Moeck, 1993 No. 4, pp. 593-602.

Heyde, Herbert. Musikinstrumentenbau in Preussen. Schneider, 1994.

Heyde, Herbert. “Markers’ marks on wind instruments”. translated by William Waterhouse. In Waterhouse, William, The New Langwill Index, Tony Bingham, 1993, p. xvii.

Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits. Knuf, 1978 Vol. 1, p. 380-383.

Tromlitz, Johann George. trans. Ardal Powell. The keyed Flute. Oxford, Claredon Press, 1996, on Grensers pp. 198-201.[Mostly concerns Grenser’s flute making, but it has some important insights for bassoonists. A translation of the Critique of The Keyed Flute by Heinrich Grenser can be found on p. 227.]

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

Young, Phillip. “Inventory of Instruments: J.H. Eichentopf, Poerschman, Sattler, A. and H. Grenser, Grundmann”. The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 31, May 1978, PP. 100-134.

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

Grenser, Heinrich, 8 key bassoon; GrenserH1-O-Leipzig1386

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Grenser, Heinrich, 8 key bassoon; GrenserH2-O-Leipzig1387

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Grenser, Heinrich, 13 key bassoon; GrenserH3-O-Basel1904.312

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Grenser, Heinrich, 9 key bassoon; GrenserH4-O-Vichy

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Grenser, Heinrich, 9 key bassoon; GrenserH5-O-Waterhouse

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Grenser, Heinrich, 8 key bassoon; GrenserH6-O-BrusMIM0183

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Grenser, Heinrich, 8 key bassoon; GrenserH7-O-BrusMIM4353

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Grenser, Heinrich, 8 key bassoon; GrenserH8-O-Goettingen95

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Grenser, Heinrich, 8 key bassoon; GrenserH9-O-Peebles

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Grenser, Heinrich, 8 key bassoon; GrenserH10-O-NMM3608

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Grenser, Heinrich, 8 key bassoon; GrenserH11-O-Leipzig1385

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Grenser, Heinrich, Copy, 9 key bassoon; GrenserH-C-Cottet1-Rachor

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