Tag Archives: Harpsichord

From the clavichord to the modern piano

A short introduction to the history of stringed keyboard instruments. The clavichord he demonstrates actually has quite a nice sound. Most of them just sound like playing on a deflating garbage bag…

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Violin and harpsichord making at Colonial Williamsburg

This documentary from 1976 is great. Making instruments in period costume, using old techniques and proper tools. Yesterday I heard that they are looking for an apprentice harpsichord maker at Colonial Williamsburg. This would be a dream job for me, … Continue reading


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