Trompettisten en keteltrommelaars bij de begrafenisstoet van Frederik Hendrik in 1647, Pieter Nolpe (ca. 1613-1653) naar een tekening van Pieter Jansz Post (1608-1669), ets, 1651. Rijksmuseum Research Library, KOG OF-40.

maandag 15 november 2021

Lezing ‘Musical instruments on parade. An overview from the 16th to the 19th centuries’ door Giovanni Paolo Di Stefano, conservator muziekinstrumenten bij het Rijkmuseum


Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, auditorium


Kleppenbugel, Duitsland, 1830-1850, koper, 43 x 22,5 cm: BK-KOG-1041-A-01.

Music has always been a crucial element of public celebrations, such as military parades, coronations, royal weddings. It added grandeur to the solemnity of the occasion. Musical ensembles entrusted with performing music at these events have existed in Europe since early times. Following the Muziekparade exhibition (on view at the Rijksmuseum until 14 December 2021), this presentation will focus on the role of music and instruments in Dutch public events between the late 16th century and the early 19th century.