The t��rogat�� is a national instrument of Hungary, originating from the shawm. This twelve-keyed, ebonised wooden t��rogat�� resembles a large, wide clarinet in appearance. It has silver-plated nickel ferrules, springs, and keywork. The pads of the t��rogat�� are made from leather. The t��rogat�� was brought to Covent Garden, London by Hans Richter at the turn of the 20th century. Richter used the t��rogat�� for the part of the Shepherd's pipe in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. At Richter's suggestion, the t��rogat�� was also used as a substitute for the shofar in performances of Elgar's Apostles by the Hall�� Orchestra, Manchester. This particular t��rogat�� was played, by Leonard Brough, on many such occasions.
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Object Size:
overall: 660 x 75 x 75 mm
Schunda, Josef
Horniman Museum, London
Object Material:
granadilla; copper alloy; nickel silver-plating; leather; cork; ebonite

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