clavichord

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an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound

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Thus, for example, if one wants to find out whether any known harpsichord or clavichord makers were active in Nuremberg in the 1760s, one can easily consult an appendix in Boalch's book.
Boalch's Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440-1480 (London: George Donald, 1956; 2d ed.
That's why you don't often hear clavichords played in concert with other musicians.
Lagerquist worked in the Bay Area for years, supporting himself by building Swedish clavichords and - to get a more regular paycheck - working as a piano technician for professional orchestras.
As a young man living in New York, he constructed two collapsible clavichords with muted sound abilities so he would not disturb his neighbors.
According to Kottick's definition, "harpsichord" includes both virginal and spinet, yet clavichords are also occasionally mentioned or depicted and the discussion of Bartolomeo Cristofori is extended to include his invention of the piano.
Such pioneering works as those by Raymond Russell (The Harpsichord and Clavichord [London: Faber and Faber, 1959; New York: W.
She found that small, portable keyboard instruments, such as clavichords, were actually not uncommon shipboard possessions, a discovery that might well indicate that Anne Elliot could continue to play at least in some fashion while traveling with Wentworth.
They have clavichords, spinets, harps, trumpets, chirimias [reeds], et cetera, all of which I have made and taught the Indians to play.
I can make the same kind of comparison with clavichords.
This guide purports to be "an introduction to playing historical keyboard instruments rather than a comprehensive survey of the subject" and treats "a range of topics relevant to the performance of music from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century" as they relate "to stringed keyboard instruments," including harpsichords, virginals and spinets, clavichords and early pianos, but excluding the organ (p.
Historical clavichords, harpsichords and hammer pianos from the 18th to 20th century are all represented here.
Clavichords can be fretted, where several keys and tangents act on a single course of strings (but not at the same time), or unfretted, where each key and tangent strikes only one set of strings.
Once on a two-manual harpsichord, the instrument for which the Goldberg Variations was written, and once (clearly for the first time ever in the history of recording the piece) on a pair of clavichords, an instrument Bach supposedly found more sympathetic than the harpsichord.