I would like to thank:

Dr.K. Martius and M.Raquet from Germanisches Nationalmuseum/Nürnberg for their help with the Eichentopf bassoon W.Seume from Grassimuseum/Leipzig for his help and kind support with many instruments from the collection,C.Rieche from Händelhaus/Halle for her many helpful informations ,the staff of Wagnermuseum/Tribschen/Swizerland for support with the Schlegel oboe, B.Wittenbrink from Stiftung preußischer Kulturbesitz/Berlin for more than 20 years kind support with many instruments from the collection Dr.K.P.Brenner from Musikwissenschaftliches Institut der Universität/Göttingen for his help and kind support with the bassoon made by J.HGrenser,the masters of woodwindinstrumentmaking S.Beck and G.Wolf for their inspiration and many helpful informations

Dirk Klöffer
Vita
born in Karlsruhe/Germany
music studies:
with W.Helm,Solooboist Badische Staatskapelle
 Badisches Konservatorium Karlsruhe
with W.Schnell,Solooboist Oper Stuttgart
 Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Stuttgart
with G.Meerwein Solooboist Bamberger Sinfoniker
Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe
historcal woodwinds with M.Piguet
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

freelance musician,workshop for historical woodwinds since 1990
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