A History of the Harpsichord, Volume 1

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Indiana University Press, 2003 - 557 pages
A History of the Harpsichord brings together for the first time more than 200 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 the instrument over seven centuries.Based on painstaking research, the book considers the place of the instrument in society and vividly describes the market forces that brought about changes in its form, decoration, and cultural importance. An accompanying CDincludes performances on several of the historical instruments described and illustrated in the volume, including a 1580 spinett virginal by Martin van der Biest and instruments built by Ruckers and Pleyel. The volume devotes attention to American harpsichord design as well as to present and future uses of the instrument.Also of interestThe History of the PianoforteA Documentary in SoundEva Badura-Skoda0-253-33582-5 HB £37.95
 

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Table des matières

THE FOURTEENTH
10
The Emergence of the Northern Harpsichord
29
Antwerp Harpsichord Building between Karest and Ruckers
53
Early Italian Style
66
VIRGINALS AND SPINETs
76
ITALIAN SCALES
77
DECORATION
79
VENICE AND THE TRADITION OF opulence
82
England
194
VIRGINALS
195
BENTSIDE SPINETS
199
harpsichord
254
harpsichord
269
The Low Countries in the PostRuckers Era
283
Germany Scandinavia Austria and Switzerland
299
of the soundboard of the 1760 Johann
313

MILAN
94
NAPLES AND ELSEWHERE
97
SUMMING
98
Ol PART III THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
101
The RuckersCouchet Dynasty
103
THE RUCKERSCOUCHET FAMILY
104
VIRGINALS
107
SINGLEMANUAL HARPsichords
111
DOUBLEMANUAL HARPSICHORDs
115
O THE HARPSICHORDVIRGINAL COMBINATION
116
THE LATE COUCHET INSTRUMENTS
121
THE DECORATION OF HARPsiCHoRDS AND virginALs
124
THE FLEMISH HARPSICHORD As A CULTURAL icon
128
SUMMING
130
Later Italian Style
132
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
133
ROME
135
FLORENCE
142
NAPLES AND ELSEWHERE
144
ANONYMOUS INSTRUMENTS
151
SUMMING
154
SeventeenthCentury International Style
156
CHARACTERISTICS OF INTERNATIONAL STYLE
157
REGIONAL DISTINCTIONS
158
SUMMING
159
France
160
VIRGINALS AND SPINETS
161
HARPSICHORD MAKING IN PARIS
163
LYONS AND ELSEwhere
171
SUMMING
174
Germany and Austria
176
VIRGINALS AND SPINETS
177
HARPSICHORDS
179
93a Ca 1640 Samuel Biderman
180
96c Double rose of the anonymous
186
AUSTRIA
190
SUMMING
191
Great Britain and America
353
HERMANN TABEL
358
SHUDI KIRKMAN AND THEIR COMPETITORS
359
THE RUCKERSINSPIRED ENGLISH HARPSICHORD
367
DEVELOPMENTS AFTER 1760
371
BENTSIDE SPINETS
377
SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
380
AMERICA
383
SUMMING
386
PART V THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES
389
The Harpsichord Hibernates
391
SOME BUILDERS
394
THE HARPSICHORD PLAYED AND PRESERVED
396
HISTORICISM AND ANTIQUARIANISM
397
COLLECTORS AND COLLECTIONS
400
LEOPOLDO FRANCIOLINI AND THE COLLECTORS
403
SUMMING
405
The Harpsichord Revival from the Paris Exposition to World War II
407
THE Paris EXPOSITION OF 1889 AND FRENCH BUILDERS
409
THE BACH HARPSICHORD AND GERMAN BUILDERS
414
ARNOLD DOLMETSCH AND THE ENGLISH HARPSICHORD
418
WANDA LANDOWSKA AND HER PLEYEL
425
AMERICA AND JOHN CHALLIS
429
SUMMING
431
The Modern Harpsichord
435
GOUGH HUBBARD AND Dowd
437
HERZ SCHÜTZE AND RUTKOWSKI AND ROBINETTE
445
DE BLAISE MORLEY AND SABATHIL
448
AMMER NEUPERT WITTMAYER AND SPERRHAKE
450
JOHN CHALLIS AND JOHN PAUL
451
WITTMAYER BALDWIN AND THE ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD
454
KITS
458
SUMMING
465
Into the Future
468
Glossary 471 Notes 475 Bibliography 523 Index
541
308
546
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Instrument maker, scholar, researcher, author, and lecturer, musicologist Edward L. Kottick built his first harpsichord in 1963. He has investigated the instrument's acoustical properties as well as its historical aspects, and has published articles on the harpsichord in both scientific and scholarly journals.

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