A history of the harpsichord by Edward L. Kottick

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Harpsichord,
  • History

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Book details

StatementEdward L. Kottick
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML651
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 557 pages
Number of Pages557
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27205921M
ISBN 100253023475
ISBN 109780253023476
OCLC/WorldCa1001858187, 933437874

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A History of the Harpsichord brings together for the first time more than photographs, illustrations, and drawings of harpsichords in public museums and private collections throughout Europe the United States. Edward L. Kottick draws on his extensive technical knowledge and experience as a harpsichord builder to detail the changing design, structure, and acoustics of Reviews: 1.

A lavishing row of different types of harpsichord and their builders pass by but that is not the way to read a book from A to Z. Ok I read it all but it was sometimes a burden.

However it will be of value in the future because with the good index it is easy to find the quality facts of a harpsichord recording you just bought/5(10). A History of the Harpsichord brings together for the first time more than photographs, illustrations, and drawings of harpsichords in public museums and private collections throughout Europe the United States.

Edward L. Kottick draws on his extensive technical knowledge and experience as a harpsichord builder to detail the changing design Cited by:   A History of the Harpsichord brings together for the first time more than photographs, illustrations, and drawings of harpsichords in public museums and private collections throughout Europe the United States.

Edward L. Kottick draws on his extensive technical knowledge and experience as a Pages: A Brief History of the Harpsichord. The harpsichord is a musical instrument whose strings are plucked from a keyboard and which sits on a table or stand while being played.

They have been made in varying shapes, sizes and sounds over the years. They were called virginals in Elizabethan England, a term today reserved in English for harpsichords. : A History of the Harpsichord + CD () by Kottick, Edward L. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(4).

For almost 15 years I was also involved in acoustical research on the harpsichord, and have done articles and presentations on that subject as well.

I've written seven books, three of which deal with the harpsichord. With the publication of my penultimate book, A HISTORY OF THE HARPSICHORD, I ended my active scholarly engagement with the. Harpsichord, keyboard musical instrument in which strings are set in vibration by plucking.

It was one of the most important keyboard instruments in European music from the 16th through the first half of the 18th century.

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(Early Music) (Book Review) by Denzil Wraight Book description Despite the revival of interest in the harpsichord during the last thirty years, there have been few books describing the general history of the instrument.

Treasures of the English Baroque, English harpsichord music from to played by Colin Tilney Instrument not mentioned in the documentation but on the cover is a picture of a Crang. The harpsichord family is thought to have originated when a keyboard was affixed to the end of a psaltery, providing a mechanical means to pluck the strings.

History. Virginal, probably English, late 17th century The origin of the harpsichord is obscure, but is known to have begun some time during the high or late Middle Ages. Listen to your favorite songs from Harpsichord.

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The harpsichord was a popular solo and accompanying instrument in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries (the Baroque period), after which the piano took its place. The strings of a harpsichord are plucked, unlike piano strings that are hit with small hammers. The harpsichord was the number-one keyboard instrument for music of the Baroque and early Classical periods, and you still often hear it played in music from those periods.

A lot of the music of such great composers as Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi would be difficult to perform without it. Harpsichords are keyboard instruments that make sound by having the strings plucked with a are thought to have originated when a keyboard was attached to a makes them different from a clavichord where the strings are hit.

The piano is therefore closer to a clavichord than a harpsichord. On a piano it is possible to play louder or quieter by playing the. The Boston School of Harpsichord Building A Complete Theoretical & Practical Course of Instructions on the Art of Playing the Pianoforte Aldo Parisot, The Cellist.

Harpsichords and Clavichords. The harpsichord and the clavichord represent the two most important types of stringed keyboard instruments used from the 15th through the 18th centuries.

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The name Bartolomeo Cristofori is immediately identified with the invention of the pianoforte, a harpsichord with a hammer action that can play loudly and softly. Indeed, Cristofori was an innovative builder of harpsichords of various types, as is fully.

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