principle with the use of an eighth
pedal. this documents an important stage in the instrument’s development, in which the
single-action pedal harp was gaining ground in competition with the double-action harp.
In the course of research, the maker was identified for another two instruments that had
previously been listed as harps by anonymous makers. the comparisons include another
three specimens of harps made by Brunner from other music collections abroad.
Franz Brunner – harp – collectionofmusicalinstrumentsatthenationalMuseum – Czech
Museum of Music