What does a serpent actually sound like? And what’s a ophicleide, a saxhorn, or a Turkish crescent? What did wind instruments sound like in the 19th century? What instruments did musicians play at the time of Mozart or Berlioz? The exhibition “C'est le vent qui fait la musique” plays the answers to these and many other questions.
You can see and hear the actual instruments and music groups on iPads. And you’ll even have the chance to play some instruments yourself – including the alphorn, contrabass, trombone, saxophone and the racket. In the heart of Bern, at Kramgasse 66, by the Clock Tower (Zytglogge). Tours available in German, French, Italian and English.
The special exhibition “Our treasures: precious wind instruments” is currently running.
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