Here are links to videos demonstrating various common (and uncommon) musical instruments. Explore and enjoy!


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat Major, K.191, I. Allegro (1774)

Lady Gaga

The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet



Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007, I. Prelude

Mischa Maisky


Edward Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (1919)

Sol Gabetta, cello



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, I. Allegro (1791)

Sharon Kam


Johannes Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, I. Allegro (1891)

David Shifrin (clarinet) and Guarnieri Quartet

Artie Shaw, Concerto for Clarinet (1940)

Artie Shaw


Bass clarinet

Laurent Ben Slimane

Double bass

Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 3, BWV 1009, Bouree I & II

Mike Kazepides

Marco Panascia, jazz bass



Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee (1900)

James Galway


Maurice Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe  Suite No. 2 (excerpt) (1912)

Emmanuel Pahud


Subcontrabass flute

Gareth McLearnon

French horn

Richard Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 11 (1883)

David Pyatt


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Horn Quintet, K. 407, IV. Rondo (1782)

Bruno Schneider



George Friedrich Handel, Harp Concerto in B-flat Major Op. 4 No. 6, HWV 294, cadenza (1738)

Josh Layne

Benjamin Britten, Suite for Harp, Op. 83, I. Introduction (1969)

Catrin Finch



Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, III. Allegro (excerpt)

Gustav Leonhardt

Gyorgy Ligeti, Continuum (1968)

John Hansmann McKean



Ludwig van Beethoven, Variations on themes from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, WoO 28 (1795)


George Friedrich Handel, “Hence, Iris, hence away” HWV58 (1774)

Albrecht Mayer



Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Hans-Andre Stamm



Steve Reich, Drumming, part I (1971)

So Percussion




Marimba and Steel Drum

Andy Akiho, Karakurenai (2007)

Ian Rosenblum (marimba), Andy Akiho (steel drum)


Snare drum

Anthony Cirone, Etude No. 7

Matthew Bauer



Berlin Philharmonic, “The War of the Drummers”

Elliott Carter, Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, 8. March (1950)



Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No 32, Op. 111 I. Maestoso–Allegro con brio ed appassionato (1822)

Daniel Barenboim

Frederic-Francois Chopin, Valse Brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18 (1833)

Lang Lang



Jean-Baptiste Arban, Fantasie and Variations on The Carnival of Venice (1912)

Hakan Bjorkman

Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol, Caravan (1936)



Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee (1900) & Mexican Hat Dance

Rafael Mendez

Miles Davis, So What (1959)

Miles Davis



Alec Wilder, Sonata for Tuba and Piano, IV. Allegro (1959)

Charles Schuchat



Robert Schumann, Fairy Tales for Viola and Piano, Op. 113 (1851)

Yuri Bashmet


Dmitri Shostakovich, Sonata Op. 147 (excerpt) (1975)

Maxim Rysanov




Niccolo Paganini, Moto perpetuo, Op. 11 No. 6

Yehudi Menuhin

Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001, II. Fugue (1720)

Lara Trotovsek



Benjamin Britten, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (1946)