the Rottenburgh family
Active in Brussels during the 17th and 18th centuries, the Rottenburgh family was a true musical dynasty of musicians, composers, and makers of stringed and wind instruments. It is mainly in the latter domain that the Rottenburgh name has passed into posterity. Their instruments were renowned in their day and were used both at the Court of Brussels and abroad. One museum showcase gives pride of place to the woodwind instruments made by Jean-Hyacinthe (I or II) and by Godefroid-Adrien Rottenburgh: a recorder, transverse flute, oboe, clarinet, and a clarinette d'amour.