Archiving wind

Karl Burri’s instrument collection

Myrielle Schnewlin
The history of musical interpretation cannot be cut off from a history of instruments. And no history without archive: only the instruments, in preserved or reconstituted form, allow for the sounds of the past to be reawakened. Karl Burri’s private collection of historical wind instruments formed the basis for many research projects at the Music University in Basel. This archive is now becoming a museum, a sonorous collection that Myrielle Schnewlin has visited for us right before its opening in 2017.

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