Guests will be introduced to The Schubert Club Museum by an interpretive guide in this orientation space. They will also encounter a massive sculpture of instruments.
Explore the way in which keyboard instruments changed over time beginning with the Italian Harpsichord and ending with the Streicher Grand Piano.
The Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection is an impressive collection of over 100 pieces of
correspondence by many famous musicians. The manuscripts on display will change on a rotating basis.
Journey through the history of The Schubert Club and learn about the significant role the organization has played in promoting the art of music—particularly recital music, through performance, education and museum programs. This space will also serve as a space for performances and social gatherings.
In this room, the visitor will step back in time and explore the history of recital music and learn about our namesake.
The history and context for the creation of music boxes will be explored, including Edison’s revolutionizing invention of the phonograph as a
result of his quest to improve the telegraph and the telephone. An important connection can be drawn from music boxes, to phonographs, all the way to record players, CD players, and MP3 players.
Gamelan music is one of the great musical traditions of the world, beginning nearly 1,000 years ago. Learn about this unique and interesting musical culture and try the instruments yourself.
In this space you will learn about instrument creativity through the eyes of Arthur Ferris and have a chance to use your own imagination to invent unique instruments and compose your own music.
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The Schubert Club Museum
Photographs by Natasha D'Schommer
Images of instruments and manuscripts from The Schubert Club Collection were photographed by Natasha D'Schommer, a Minneapolis based artist.