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

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It's open for debate whether the piano will finally go the way of the harpsichord and the clavichord, whether, having finally lost both its practical application and its ability to inspire, it will be set aside once and for all, a quaint remnant of a bygone era, to be looked at in museums and textbooks (virtual or otherwise).
But in this gorgeous book is the complete story of it all, including a picture of an automatic doll playing a tune on the clavichord.
Arthur Loesser has remarked that "the history of the pianoforte and the history of the social status of women can be interpreted in terms of one another," and this corollary extends back to the piano's precursors: the clavichord, harpsichord, spinet, and the evocatively named "virginal" (267).
A variation on Marzano's approach can be found in a suggestion by eminent American composer Aaron Copeland, who proposes listening to the forty-eight fugue themes of Bach's Well Tempered Clavichord in What to Listen for in Music.
As is written in the introductory word, the clavichord is for music connoisseurs an ideal keyboard instrument allowing for the most effective contact of the finger with the string.
Eugene's master organ builder, John Brombaugh, contributed photos of his massive pipe organs - no actual organs, unfortunately, as they tend to be less than portable - as well as a charming clavichord he once built.
She added harpsichord, harmonium and clavichord to her keyboard repertoire, and also included such anomalies as a gospel choir, bagpipes, church bells, and drum programming.
AaFor some reason, youAEve parked your glasses in the top drawer of the bureau next to the pewter soup spoons and the C car keys in an earthenware vase atop the clavichord.
A noted musicologist and antiquarian, who was recognized as England's leading authority on keyboard instruments and contributed to the revival of the harpsichord and clavichord, Hipkins was readily acknowledged by Fuller Maitland as one of those who had most strongly influenced his own musical development.
The piano has all the expressiveness of the clavichord and can be louder than the harp sichord.
Les Arts Florissants, conducted by William Christie from the clavichord, did wonders in the interludes and the grand Passacaglia.
It would make more sense if he had played Bach's preludes and fugues on a real clavichord, or at least on one of Cage's "prepared pianos.
Fans of Mozart flock here to view his modest birthplace and see the clavichord he learned to play at the age of four and on which he wrote his first composition a year later.
Classical music fans flock here to see the clavichord which he learned to play aged four.