rare Stowasser Hungarian Tarogato Bb
Up for sale is this rare Stowasser Bb Tarogato pictured below.
info: The fingering of the Tarogato is similar to the saxophone, and like a saxophone the tarogato breaks into the upper register an octave higher, rather than the musical twelfth of the clarinet.
The mouthpiece and reed are roughly similar to those on a clarinet,you can play on this mouthpiece using a clarinet reed.
The tone is quite like a soprano sax but with softer, warmer and more haunting tone you might expect from a wooden instrument.
It has been said that Stowasser are to tarogatos as Stradivarius are to violins.
The one for sale is made of rosewood, around one hundred years old.
For more information about Tarogatos visit:
Sound in jazz : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIwPmgd0Hvs
Sound in popular music : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyRSr…eature=related
History of the instrument: http://www.sfoxclarinets.com/Tarogatoart.html