Pitch 415 Hz
Oboe d’amore, 18th century, copy after Eichentopf, tunning in A; stained boxwood with two brass keys.
It corresponds to the mezzosoprano of the oboe family. It was popular in Germany from about 1710 until the 1730’s decade; during this period composers such as Telemann, Graun, Heinichen and specially J.S. Bach featured its soft sound in concerti, chamber music and sacred works.