harpsichord

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  • noun

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a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots

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Le clavessin est une espece d'espinette dans une autre disposition de clavier.
The catalog lists 302 individual items, numbered consecutively and divided into seven principal musical genres: Sonates (78 items), Pieces de clavessin (11 items), Cantates (20 items), Cantatilles (5 items), Airs (13 items), Motets (9 items), and Opera (166 items).
In 1730-31 Telemann published in Hamburg a volume entitled NouveUes sonatines a clavessin ou violon ou traversiere, dont 2.
works appear to have been Telemann's sets of Fantasies for keyboard (Fantaisies pour le clavessin [1732-33; TWV 33:1-36]), flute (12 Fantaisies a travers, sans basse [1732 or 1733; TWV 40: 2-13]), and, perhaps, viola da gamba (12 Fantaisies a basse de viole sans basse [1735 or 1736; TWV 40:26-37; lost