Sunday, October 13, 2013

What is a musette?

Our new apartment is named after the "musette de cour", an 18th century instrument.

Here is a 1738 painting of Hyacynthe Rigaud, picturing Gaspard de Gueidan playing the instrument (image:Wikipedia):

and here is the corresponding page of the Encyclop├ędie (1770) by Diderot and D'Alembert (image: Wikipedia):



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