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Musical Instruments Collection

"Capturing the Rhythm: A Melodic Journey through Time and Space" Step into the enchanting world of musical instruments

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Elvin Jones, c1968. Creator: Brian Foskett

Elvin Jones, c1968. Creator: Brian Foskett
Elvin Jones, c1968

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Buddy Rich, London, 1967. Creator: Brian Foskett

Buddy Rich, London, 1967. Creator: Brian Foskett
Buddy Rich, London, 1967

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: 13 February, 1957, rock n roll king Bill Haley

13 February, 1957, rock n roll king Bill Haley and the Comets appeared in Newcastle. This picture shows that Bill and the band were really a powerful force on stage and that bass player Al Rex

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Portrait of the composer Sergei Rakhmaninov (1873-1943), 1930

Portrait of the composer Sergei Rakhmaninov (1873-1943), 1930. Artist: Grigoriev, Boris Dmitryevich (1886-1939)
Portrait of the composer Sergei Rakhmaninov (1873-1943), 1930. Found in the collection of the State Central M. Glinka Museum of Music, Moscow

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Joe Morello, London, 1968. Creator: Brian Foskett

Joe Morello, London, 1968. Creator: Brian Foskett
Joe Morello, London, 1968

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Elvin Jones and his Jazz Machine, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, USA, 1997. Creator: Brian Foskett

Elvin Jones and his Jazz Machine, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, USA, 1997. Creator: Brian Foskett
Elvin Jones and his Jazz Machine, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, USA, 1997

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Buddy Rich, Premier Drums Clinic, London, 1967. Creator: Brian Foskett

Buddy Rich, Premier Drums Clinic, London, 1967. Creator: Brian Foskett
Buddy Rich, Premier Drums Clinic, London, 1967

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Circle Dance, 1910. Creator: Stuck, Franz, Ritter von (1863-1928)

Circle Dance, 1910. Creator: Stuck, Franz, Ritter von (1863-1928)
Circle Dance, 1910. Found in the Collection of Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Death as Assassin, 1851 (wood engraving)

Death as Assassin, 1851 (wood engraving)
XJF143235 Death as Assassin, 1851 (wood engraving) by Rethel, Alfred (1816-59); Private Collection; (add.info.: the outbreak of cholera at the Masked Ball in Paris; ); German, out of copyright

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: U. S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps performing

U. S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps performing
February 27, 2007 - U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps perform during the Marine Corps Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989. Creator: Brian Foskett

Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989. Creator: Brian Foskett
Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers, with wife Pamela, rests in the band room between

John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers, with wife Pamela, rests in the band room between performances, The Flamingo Club, Wardour Street, Soho, London, in the early hours of Sunday 2nd January 1966

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Portrait of the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), 1894

Portrait of the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), 1894. Found in the collection of Regional Museum of Fine and Applied Art, Smolensk

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Lee Morgan, 1961. Creator: Brian Foskett

Lee Morgan, 1961. Creator: Brian Foskett
Lee Morgan, 1961

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Two Young Girls at the Piano, 1892. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Two Young Girls at the Piano, 1892. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Two Young Girls at the Piano, 1892

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Ben Riley, BBC TV Recording Jazz Goes to College Cambridge, 1966. Creator

Ben Riley, BBC TV Recording Jazz Goes to College Cambridge, 1966. Creator
Ben Riley, BBC TV Recording " Jazz Goes to College" Cambridge, 1966

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Henry I, Count of Anhalt (From the Codex Manesse), Between 1305 and 1340. Artist: Anonymous

Henry I, Count of Anhalt (From the Codex Manesse), Between 1305 and 1340. Artist: Anonymous
Henry I, Count of Anhalt (From the Codex Manesse), Between 1305 and 1340. Found in the collection of the Library of the Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: A Christmas Carol. Artist: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)

A Christmas Carol. Artist: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)
A Christmas Carol. Private Collection

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Pharoah Sanders, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, London, 3 / 88. Creator: Brian O Connor

Pharoah Sanders, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, London, 3 / 88. Creator: Brian O Connor
Pharoah Sanders, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, London, 3/88

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Harry Crabb seen here making concertinas in his workshop at Liverpool Street

Harry Crabb seen here making concertinas in his workshop at Liverpool Street, Islington, London 15th May 1967

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Mystical Bird (Karyobinga), 1820-33. Creator: Hokusai

Mystical Bird (Karyobinga), 1820-33. Creator: Hokusai
Mystical Bird (Karyobinga), 1820-33

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Self-Portrait with a Harp, 1791. Creator: Rose Adelaide Ducreux

Self-Portrait with a Harp, 1791. Creator: Rose Adelaide Ducreux
Self-Portrait with a Harp, 1791

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: The Open Window, 1921. Artist: Gris, Juan (1887-1927)

The Open Window, 1921. Artist: Gris, Juan (1887-1927)
The Open Window, 1921. Found in the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Illustration, string quartet, four sitting men in tuxedos playing two violins, a viola and cello

Illustration, string quartet, four sitting men in tuxedos playing two violins, a viola and cello, front view

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Illustration, sitar and musical note

Illustration, sitar and musical note

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: The Old Violin, 1886. Creator: William Michael Harnett

The Old Violin, 1886. Creator: William Michael Harnett
The Old Violin, 1886

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Bud Shank, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands, 2004. Creator: Brian Foskett

Bud Shank, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands, 2004. Creator: Brian Foskett
Bud Shank, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands, 2004

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Max Roach, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1996. Creator: Brian Foskett

Max Roach, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1996. Creator: Brian Foskett
Max Roach, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1996

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Oscar Peterson, Wembley Town Hall, London, 1968. Creator: Brian Foskett

Oscar Peterson, Wembley Town Hall, London, 1968. Creator: Brian Foskett
Oscar Peterson, Wembley Town Hall, London, 1968

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: The Dancing Lesson, 1878. Creator: Thomas Eakins

The Dancing Lesson, 1878. Creator: Thomas Eakins
The Dancing Lesson, 1878

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad

Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad
Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Newlyn East brass band, St Newlyn East, Cornwall. 1912

Newlyn East brass band, St Newlyn East, Cornwall. 1912
A group photograph of Newlyn East brass band. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: L Ouie

L Ouie. Found in the Collection of Philharmonie de Paris

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Song of the Angels, 1881. Artist: Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905)

Song of the Angels, 1881. Artist: Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905)
Song of the Angels, 1881. Found in the collection of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: The little Garden of Paradise. Artist: Upper Rhenish Master (active c. 1410-1420)

The little Garden of Paradise. Artist: Upper Rhenish Master (active c. 1410-1420)
The little Garden of Paradise. Found in the collection of Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Illustration, grand piano with lid propped up

Illustration, grand piano with lid propped up

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Garden Party (oil on canvas)

Garden Party (oil on canvas)
XIR488892 Garden Party (oil on canvas) by Amigoni, Jacopo (c. 1675-1752); Prado, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: Fte dans un jardin); Italian, out of copyright

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Allegory of Music, 1649 (oil on canvas)

Allegory of Music, 1649 (oil on canvas)
7259975 Allegory of Music, 1649 (oil on canvas) by La Hire or La Hyre, Laurent de (1606-56); 105.7 x 144.1 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: The Carol Singers, 1893 (oil on canvas)

The Carol Singers, 1893 (oil on canvas)
7076453 The Carol Singers, 1893 (oil on canvas) by Spittle, William M (1858-1917); Private Collection

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Taillefer the Troubadour in Advance of Williams Army (colour litho)

Taillefer the Troubadour in Advance of Williams Army (colour litho)
7181631 Taillefer the Troubadour in Advance of Williams Army (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Taillefer the Troubadour in Advance of Williams Army)

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756 - 1791), by Carl Schweninger the Younger (colour litho)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756 - 1791), by Carl Schweninger the Younger (colour litho)
3641260 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756 - 1791), by Carl Schweninger the Younger (colour litho) by Schweninger, Karl or Carl the Younger (1854-1903); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: The dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem built by King Solomon - Bible

The dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem built by King Solomon - Bible
3779949 The dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem built by King Solomon - Bible by Hole, William Brassey (1846-1917); (add.info.: The dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem built by King Solomon)

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Lanchester Polytechnic Tea Party, Coventry, 14th November 1975

Lanchester Polytechnic Tea Party, Coventry, 14th November 1975. Our Picture Shows... students enjoy this tea party on a busy ring road roundabout in Coventry

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Maharao Umed Singh hunting tigers, 1787. Creator: Hans Raj Joshi

Maharao Umed Singh hunting tigers, 1787. Creator: Hans Raj Joshi
Maharao Umed Singh hunting tigers, 1787

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman
Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: Don Lusher, Bobby Lambe, Milt Bernhart, Kenton Rendevous, Egham, Surrey, 2000

Don Lusher, Bobby Lambe, Milt Bernhart, Kenton Rendevous, Egham, Surrey, 2000

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735. Creator: Unknown

A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735. Creator: Unknown
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735. Perhaps Radha, the divine consort of Krishna

Background imageMusical Instruments Collection: British soldiers on the Western Front, northern France, First World War, 1916, (c1920)

British soldiers on the Western Front, northern France, First World War, 1916, (c1920). After the Capture of Lesboeufs: British troops returning, headed by their fifes and drums



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"Capturing the Rhythm: A Melodic Journey through Time and Space" Step into the enchanting world of musical instruments, where every note resonates with emotions and stories. In 1967, Buddy Rich's drumsticks danced across the stage in London, leaving audiences mesmerized by his impeccable talent. The creator behind this captivating moment was none other than Brian Foskett. The year 1968 witnessed another extraordinary performance as Elvin Jones unleashed his rhythmic prowess on drums, filling the air with soul-stirring beats. Once again, Brian Foskett immortalized this magical encounter between artist and instrument. Joe Morello graced London in that same year, casting a spellbinding aura with his masterful touch on the drums. Brian Foskett captured this fleeting yet eternal connection between musician and melody. Fast forward to 1989 when Jack DeJohnette took center stage at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. His fingers gracefully caressed each key of his instrument, creating harmonies that echoed through time itself. And once again, it was Brian Foskett who preserved this momentous occasion for generations to come. In 1997, Elvin Jones returned with his Jazz Machine to captivate Los Angeles at Jazz Bakery. The energy emanating from their performance transcended boundaries as they breathed life into their instruments under the watchful lens of Brian Foskett. But music is not confined solely to contemporary times; it has been woven into our history since ancient days. A wood engraving from 1851 depicts Death as an assassin playing haunting melodies on a mysterious instrument—a reminder that music accompanies us even in our darkest moments. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's portrait from 1894 captures the essence of a composer lost in thought while crafting symphonies that would resonate throughout eternity—an image that embodies creativity personified.