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Korg OT-120 Orchestral Tuner by Korg

Description

Chromatic tuner with a wide 8 octave detection range that supports band and orchestra instruments. Dual display provides both a needle-type meter and an LCD for excellent visibility. Sound Back mode plays a reference pitch for the note that's closest to the input pitch. The meter indicates the discrepancy between the input and the correct pitch. (This feature requires the additional purchase of the CM-100L microphone.) Multiple Temperaments support historical tunings Transpose mode is convenient for wind instruments.

 

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170 Jahre Klavierbau in Eisenberg/ Thüringen by Christian Ahrens

Book description

Paperback,: 224 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky (1. Januar 1993)
Language: Deutsch

 

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A brief guide to the Russell collection of harpsicords and clavichords in St. Cecilia's Hall by Charles Napier

Book description

Unknown Binding: 28 pages.
Publisher: The Friends of St. Cecilia's Hal
Language: English

 

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A checklist of harpsichords, clavichords, organs, harmoniums (Checklists of the musical instrument collection of the Haags Gemeentemusuem, the Hague) by Clemens von Gleich

Book description

Unknown Binding: 103 pages.
Publisher: Musical Instrument Collection, Music Dept., Haags Gemeentemusuem
Language: English

 

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A Handbook of Historical Stringing Practice for Keyboard Instruments 1671-1856 by Malcolm Rose and David Law

Book description
This book, intended as a source of information for all those concerned with early keyboard instruments, has been compiled with the help of owners, curators and restorers worldwide. The first 84 tables give measurements of surviving strings on a Swedish clavichord, 6 harpsichords and spinets, 39 fortepianos and upright pianos, and 38 square pianos, together with speaking lengths, gauge numbers where they exist, and calculated tensions. These tensions are presented in graph form, with a description of the benefits to be gained from studying and comparing stringing patterns in this way. 48 further tables give more diameter measurements, and record many more gauge number markings, for comparison with the principal tables. A final section gives all the information necessary to calculate diameters and tensions of plain, open-spun and close-spun strings, with blank graph sheets to photocopy as required.

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A supplement to "Historical pianos" harpsichords & clavichords by Norman Elwood Michel

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher: N.E. Michel
Language: English

 

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A supplement to "Historical pianos" harpsichords & clavichords by Norman Elwood Michel

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher:
Language: English

 

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Besaitete Tasteninstrumente by Hubert Henkel

Book description
Katalog der Sammlung im Deutschen Museumvon

: 328 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Part I . Keyboard Instruments. Part II. Non-Keyboard Instruments by Howard Schott, Anthony Baines, James Yorke, Victoria and Albert Museum

Book description
This is a single-volume reissue of the catalogues of keyboard and non-keyboard musical instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum. It covers all the musical instruments in the V&A's collection, reissued with additional entries covering three important recent acquisitions of keyboard instruments. Each instrument is fully described and illustrated and an updated bibliography and notes have been added for this edition. The V&A holds the National Collection of Musical Instruments, which was started in 1851 following the Great Exhibition. The instruments were collected as works of art, and among them are examples of early stringed, keyboard and wind instruments. This catalogue should be a useful resource for scholars and for anyone with a serious interest in the history of musical instruments. The pieces are fully documented, with detailed descriptions of makers, techniques and provenance.

Paperback: 224 pages.
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Language: English

 

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Cembalo und Clavichordbau. Bibliographie 1830-1985 = Harpsichord and clavichord construction . bibliography 1830-1985 (Keyboard studies) by Georg Wagner

Book description

Unknown Binding: 100 pages.
Publisher: F. Knuf (1989)
Language: English

 

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Clavecimbel, clavichord en pianoforte. Stemmen, stemmingen en onderhoud by Fred Bettenhaussen

Book description

Unknown Binding: 214 pages.
Publisher: De Toorts (1984)
Language: Dutch

 

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Clavichord tuning and maintenance by Peter Bavington

Book description
This is a practical handbook for every clavichord player, amateur or professional; written in a conversational style, it assumes no previous knowledge or experience. Every aspect of caring for a clavichord is covered, including: how to prepare the instrument for tuning; how to choose and set a temperament by ear or machine; how to hear beats; how to tune and check octaves; how to replace broken strings; how to deal with sticking keys and extraneous noise; and where to obtain tools and supplies. The theory and history of temperament are explained in plain language without any complex mathematics, and twenty detailed schemes for tuning various temperaments are presented, including special schemes for fretted clavichords. There is a comprehensive glossary of technical terms. The first edition, which appeared in 2007, was based on a series of articles published in the British Clavichord Society Newsletter between 1995 and 2001. In this second edition, the whole text has been carefully revised. Some minor errors have been corrected, and a few additional comments, suggested by experience, have been added; one tuning scheme has been completely revised; the bibliography and the information on suppliers of materials and equipment have been brought up to date. The author, Peter Bavington, has been making and caring for keyboard instruments for over twenty-five years, and recently he has concentrated exclusively on the clavichord. He has worked as a professional tuner, and has taught tuning to classes and individual pupils. He also has a wide experience of repairing and regulating clavichords, and knows pretty well every kind of trouble they can get into: experience which he draws on in this book. He lives and works in London.

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Publisher: Keyword Press (June 2, 2007)
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Clavichord tuning and maintenance by Peter Bavington

Book description
This is a practical handbook for every clavichord player, amateur or professional; written in a conversational style, it assumes no previous knowledge or experience. Every aspect of caring for a clavichord is covered, including: how to prepare the instrument for tuning; how to choose and set a temperament by ear or machine; how to hear beats; how to tune and check octaves; how to replace broken strings; how to deal with sticking keys and extraneous noise; and where to obtain tools and supplies. The theory and history of temperament are explained in plain language without any complex mathematics, and twenty detailed schemes for tuning various temperaments are presented, including special schemes for fretted clavichords. There is a comprehensive glossary of technical terms. The first edition, which appeared in 2007, was based on a series of articles published in the British Clavichord Society Newsletter between 1995 and 2001. In this second edition, the whole text has been carefully revised. Some minor errors have been corrected, and a few additional comments, suggested by experience, have been added; one tuning scheme has been completely revised; the bibliography and the information on suppliers of materials and equipment have been brought up to date. The author, Peter Bavington, has been making and caring for keyboard instruments for over twenty-five years, and recently he has concentrated exclusively on the clavichord. He has worked as a professional tuner, and has taught tuning to classes and individual pupils. He also has a wide experience of repairing and regulating clavichords, and knows pretty well every kind of trouble they can get into: experience which he draws on in this book. He lives and works in London.

Paperback: 224 pages.
Publisher: Keyword Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (September 20, 2010)
Language:

 

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Clavichorde (Katalog / Musikinstrumenten-Museum der Karl-Marx-Universitat Leipzig) by Hubert Henkel

Book description

Hardcover: 120 pages.
Publisher: VEB Deutscher Verlag fur Musik; 1. Aufl edition (1981)
Language: German

 

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Cordofones de Tecla Portugueses do Século XVII (Portuguese Stringed Keyboard Instruments of the 18th Century) by Gerhard Doderer and John Henry Van Der Meer

Book description
The history of keyboard instruments in Portugal has a special interest, not only because Domenico Scarlatti’s patron, Maria Barbara, was a Portuguese princess, but also because keyboard developments there followed a different course from the rest of Europe. The fret-free clavichord, for example, so common elsewhere in the second half of the eighteenth century, never really gained a strong following in Portugal, and Portuguese makers developed their own special version of the newly invented fortepiano.

: 498 pages.
Publisher: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
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De Clavicordio II. Proceedings of the International Clavichord Symposium, Magnano, 21-23 September 1995 by Howard Schott

Book description
This digital document is an article from Notes, published by Music Library Association, Inc. on September 1, 1997. The length of the article is 1109 words. Citation Details: Title: De Clavicordio II: Proceedings of the International Clavichord Symposium, Magnano, 21-23 September 1995. Author: Howard Schott Publication: Notes (Refereed) Date: September 1, 1997 Publisher: Music Library Association, Inc. Volume: v54 Issue: n1 Page: p74(2) Article Type: Book Review Distributed by Thomson Gale Excerpt: The clavichord and its music are receiving unprecedented attention at the biennial conferences held at Magnano, Italy. A hitherto relatively minuscule literature is being significantly expanded by the papers delivered at these sessions, where they are illustrated in performance through demonstrations and recitals. The setting of the conference is unique, a twelfth-century church in a small Piemonte village in northern Italy, not far from the Swiss border. Both the spoken word and clavichord playing sound to excellent advantage in this ancient stone building. The published proceedings of the second conference print in revised and extended form twenty-three presentations that can be listed trader three main headings: broadly historical or philosophical; specific aspects of the clavichord repertory; and the organological, ranging…

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Die Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente. beschreibendes Verzeichnis by Julius von Schlosser; Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Sammlung Alter Musikinstrumente

Book description
Descripciones y fotos en b/n incluyendo comparaciones de rosetas.

: 143 pages.
Publisher: Hildesheim Georg Olms 1984
Language: Deutsch

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments (The New Grove Musical Instrument Series) by Edwin M. Ripin, G. Grant O'Brien, John Caldwell

Book description

Paperback: 336 pages.
Publisher:
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Early Keyboard Instruments (The New Grove Musical Instrument Series) by Edwin M. Ripin, G. Grant O'Brien, John Caldwell

Book description

Paperback: 313 pages.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments (Victoria and Albert Museum) by Raymond Russell

Book description
Black-and-white photos of some of the early keyboard instruments housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Captions accompanying photos give approximate age and maker, if known, of the instruments. This book is the predecessor to the full catalog of instruments, by the same author, made available in 1967 by Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Paperback: 30 pages.
Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO)
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums by Edward, L. Kottick, George, Lucktenberg

Book description
Growing out of the authors' visits to 47 collections in 16 European countries, Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums offers intimate glimpses and useful insights into a great variety of instruments and makes.

Hardcover: 308 pages.
Publisher: Indiana University Press (December 7, 2006)
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments. A Practical Guide (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music) by David Rowland

Book description

Hardcover: 166 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 2, 2001)
Language:

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments. A Practical Guide (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music) by David Rowland

Book description

Paperback: 166 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 26, 2001)
Language: English

 

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Early keyboard instruments. From their beginnings to the year 1820. by Philip Brutton James

Book description

Unknown Binding: 153 pages.
Publisher: The Holland Press (1960)
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments. The Benton Fletcher Collection at Fenton House by Mimi S. Waitzman, Terence R. Charlston

Book description

Hardcover: 128 pages.
Publisher: The National Trust
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments. The Benton Fletcher Collection at Fenton House by Mimi S. Waitzman, Terence R. Charlston

Book description

Hardcover: 128 pages.
Publisher: The National Trust
Language: English

 

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From Clavichord to Artrio, Being a Brief History of the Development of the Pianoforte From Its Beginning by Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association

Book description
Reprint of an early brochure advertising player pianos. Contains numerous illustrations of pianos and player pianos and photographs of pianists.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors (1992)
Language: English

 

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Harpsichords and clavichords by Cynthia A Hoover

Book description

Unknown Binding: 43 pages.
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Language: English

 

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Historical pianos, harpsichords & clavichords by Norman Elwood Michel

Book description

Unknown Binding: 209 pages.
Publisher: N.E. Michel (1963)
Language: English

 

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Historische Tasteninstrumente. Cembali, Spinette, Virginale, Clavichorde by Andreas Beurmann

Book description
Cembali, Spinette, Virginale, Clavichorde. Die Sammlung Andreas und Heikedine Beurmann im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe.

Hardcover: 216 pages.
Publisher: Prestel (November 1, 2000)
Language: Deutsch

 

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Keyboard instruments. studies in keyboard organology, 1500- 1800 by Edwin M. Ripin (editor)

Book description
Originalmente publicado: Edinburgh University Press, 1971.

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Publisher: New York: Dover Publications; London: Constable, 1977.
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Keyboard instruments. studies in keyboard organology, 1500- 1800 by Edwin M. Ripin (editor)

Book description
Originalmente publicado: Edinburgh University Press, 1971.

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Publisher: New York: Dover Publications; London: Constable, 1977.
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Keyboard Music Before 1700 (Routledge Studies in Musical Genres) by A. Silbiger

Book description
Keyboard Music Before 1700 begins with an overview of the development of keyboard music in Europe. Then, individual chapters by noted authorities in the field cover the key composers and repertory before 1700 in England, France, Germany and the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain and Portugal. The book concludes with a chapter on performance practice, which addresses current issues in the interpretation and revival of this music. About the Author. Alexander Silbiger is Professor of Music at Duke University. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Paperback: 400 pages.
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition
Language: English

 

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Kielinstrumente (Katalog - Musikinstrumenten-Museum der Karl-Marx-Universitat Leipzig ; Bd. 2) by Hubert Henkel

Book description
Fotos en b/n, comparaciones y datos de instrumentos de teclado.

Hardcover: 184 pages.
Publisher: Deutscher Verlag fur Musik, VEB; 1. Aufl edition (1979)
Language: German

 

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Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440-1840 by Donald H. Boalch, Andreas H. Roth, Charles Mould (Editor)

Book description
The third edition of Donald Boalch's Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440-1840 is a thorough revision of the second edition published in 1974. Part I contains biographical details of all known makers, including some 500 not listed previously, and updated entries for more than 400 makers appearing in the second edition. Enlarged (and in some cases extended) descriptions on more than 2,000 surviving instruments by the makers are consigned to Part II, and the whole is complemented by a number of tables, a geographical and chronological conspectus of makers, and a new Index of Technological Terms in seven languages by Dr Andreas H Roth.

Hardcover: 824 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 3 edition (December 1, 1995)
Language: English

 

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Orchestral and keyboard instruments by Howard F Pollard

Book description
This book describes how musical instruments produce their characteristic sounds. Included is a little history, copious illustrations and many biographical profiles of prominent personalities encountered along the way. The book is an expanded version of a series of articles written for the Sydney Organ Journal. It is addressed to non-specialists, musicians, music students and music lovers generally. Additional information is included in a set of appendices. A list of contents is given on the reverse page. The author has conducted numerous investigations in both musical and physical acoustics. Until his retirement he was associate professor of physics in charge of acoustics at the University of New South Wales. He has been active as a recital organist and has conducted adult education courses in organ music. He was Chief Editor of Acoustics Australia for a number of years.

: 223 pages.
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Saitenklaviere (Katalog der Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, 1) by Wien Kunsthistorisches Museum

Book description

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Kunsthistorisches Museum (Wien).; 1 edition (1966)
Language: Deutsch

 

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Seven steps in clavichord development between 1400 & 1800. An annotated audio-visual review (Keyboard studies) by Nelly van Ree Bernard

Book description

Unknown Binding: 111 pages.
Publisher: Frits Knuf
Language: English

 

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The clavichord by Hanns Neupert

Book description
Translated from the 2nd German edition] edition (1965)

Unknown Binding: 80 pages.
Publisher: B"arenreiter ( -Verlag)
Language: English

 

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The Clavichord (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs) by Bernard Brauchli, Christopher Hogwood (Foreword)

Book description
The clavichord, forerunner of the piano, was one of the most important instruments in Western keyboard history until the first decades of the nineteenth century. Bernard Brauchli’s comprehensive history fills a major gap in the literature on this instrument. Beginning with the earliest-known references, he traces the clavichord’s evolution up to the mid-nineteenth century, ending with a study of performance technique. The clavichord’s structural developments (traced largely through an analysis of extant instruments), literary documentation (much of it presented here for the first time in English), treatises and iconographical sources are presented in chronological order. What emerges from this study of the various sources is an overview of the essential role this instrument played both socially and musically for more than four centuries, restoring the clavichord to the position it justly deserves in history. Awarded the Nicholas Bessaraboff Prize for 2001, honoring the best book-length organological study in the English language published in 1998/99.

Paperback: 404 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition
Language: English

 

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The Clavichord (Review) by Edward L. Kottick

Book description
This digital document is an article from Notes, published by Music Library Association, Inc. on September 1, 1999. The length of the article is 1994 words. Citation Details Title: The Clavichord.(Review) Author: Edward L. Kottick Publication: Notes (Refereed) Date: September 1, 1999 Publisher: Music Library Association, Inc. Volume: 56 Issue: 1 Page: 140 Article Type: Book Review Distributed by Thomson Gale The late Frank Hubbard, in his landmark Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1965), was probably the first early-keyboard scholar to combine the close examination of antique instruments with archival research. The first two books under review are works of that sort, and both are outstanding efforts, worthy of that comparison. Richard Maunder's thorough account covers harpsichord, piano, and clavichord. Like most books of this type, it delivers both a micro- and a macromessage. The former offers descriptions of keyboard compasses, scales, construction, woods used, bridge and nut cross sections, key coverings, mutation stops, action…

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The Collegium. A Handbook by Edward L. Kottick

Book description

Hardcover: 127 pages.
Publisher: October House; Reprint edition
Language: English

 

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The early keyboard by William C Parsons

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher: W.C. Parsons (1987)
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments) by Igor Kipnis (Editor)

Book description
The Harpsichord and Clavichord, An Encyclopedia includes articles on this family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instruments builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete reference on this important family of keyboard instruments. The contributors include major scholars of music and musical instrument history from around the world. It completes the three-volume Encyclopedia of Keyboard Intsruments. About the Author Robert Palmieri is the series editor for the Encylopedia of Keyboard Instruments. He has written widely on the piano and keyboards.

Hardcover: 576 pages.
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 19, 2006)
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An introductory study by Raymond Russell

Book description

Hardcover: 320 pages.
Publisher: Faber and Faber; 2Rev Ed edition (4 Jun 1973)
Language:

 

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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An introductory study by Raymond Russell

Book description

Hardcover: 208 pages.
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co; 2 edition (August 1980)
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An introductory study by Raymond Russell

Book description

Unknown Binding: 208 pages.
Publisher: Faber
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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An introductory study by Raymond Russell

Book description

Unknown Binding: 208 pages.
Publisher: W. W. Norton; 2d ed., rev edition
Language: English

 

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The Hubert Clavichord Data Book. A Description of All Extant Clavichords by Christian Gottlob Hubert, 1714 - 1793 by Koen Vermeij

Book description
The publication of 'The Hubert Clavichord Data Book' has been long awaited by most researchers and makers of clavichords, and its unveiling at the recent British Clavichord Society Meeting in Edinburgh is most welcome. The book itself is hardback with internal spiral binding. This has the advantage of both providing a solid cover which will be able to cope with the regular use that many people will subject it to, as well as opening flat on the bench or table. It has been published using ' Multiple Original Printing ', in which each copy is in effect an original printed straight from computer to final paper. The paper is high quality, as is the print, which is slightly raised from the page, giving a sumptuous feel. As stated in the introduction, the book is specialised and unlikely to have a large print run, and the method allows for updating. There are three sections to the book: *an Introduction, taking some 20 pages; *the data itself which forms the bulk of the book; *and 25 pages of tables at the back. Finally there is a postscript, in which Vermeij emphasises there is still work to do on Hubert, and that the publication of the Data Book is merely the start. The book is - as the title says - a Data Book. Thus there is little interpretation of information, but rather raw measurements. All eighteen surviving instruments have been measured and listed, in addition to the small portable instrument dated 1776 which was lost during the last war. Normally, a large collection of figures makes daunting reading, however the book is layed out in a fashion that makes following the measurements a very simple process. Each instrument has been catalogued in exactly the same manner and the information presented in a logical format. The right hand page gives the data - complete with useful diagrams to show exactly what has been measured; and often 'icons', which, coupled with the code found in the introduction, make comprehension very simple Once the reader is familiar with the codes, they become second nature. The right third of the page is for various notes which clarify the measurements. The left hand page has various photographs, often six or more a page, which are referred to in the notes, giving a clear pictorial illustration of things which still may be unclear. As a researcher who also tends to make a very large number of measurements of an examined instrument I might be biased towards the approach used, but wearing another hat - that of a maker - I attempted to follow a description in the book to see if the information was in any way either inadequate or superfluous. Using a description of an instrument I am unfamiliar with, I found I was able to generate enough information to allow me to make a reproduction of its basic form. The tables at the rear allow comparisons to be made at a glance, giving the reader a familiarity with the various changes that Hubert made from instrument to instrument, and also provoking questions. As Vermeij says, there is still much work on Hubert still to do, and this book constantly provides things for future researchers to consider. Despite the author's insistence that the book concentrates on the data in the form of measurements a reader who carefully follows the Guide to the Description Model (pages 21 to 26) will find much information which serves as a general decription of Hubert clavichords. This section accomplishes more in its simple manner than most authors are able to achieve with pages of text. Any reader should thoroughly familiarise themselves with the Guide before attempting to read individual descriptions. At the rear of the book is a page giving the terminology used for the various parts of a clavichord. This appears designed to be separated to have alongside the desciptions. The terminology is very logically ordered and I hope that the terms will become accepted and used in all descriptions of clavichords In summing up, the book has been worth the wait. It will, I hope, be purchased by all makers, researchers, museums, and even hopefully players who have an interest in Hubert clavichords. Given the maker's instruments, which many twentieth century people consider to be the finest surviving examples of clavichords, it is a book whose importance cannot be overestimated, and will hopefully lead on to further research on Hubert's instruments, and equally thorough research of the instruments by other finer historical makers.'

: 280 pages.
Publisher: Clavichord International Press, 2000
Language: English

 

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The Hubert Clavichord Data Book. A Description of All Extant Clavichords by Christian Gottlob Hubert, 1714 - 1793 by Koen Vermeij

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The publication of 'The Hubert Clavichord Data Book' has been long awaited by most researchers and makers of clavichords, and its unveiling at the recent British Clavichord Society Meeting in Edinburgh is most welcome. The book itself is hardback with internal spiral binding. This has the advantage of both providing a solid cover which will be able to cope with the regular use that many people will subject it to, as well as opening flat on the bench or table. It has been published using ' Multiple Original Printing ', in which each copy is in effect an original printed straight from computer to final paper. The paper is high quality, as is the print, which is slightly raised from the page, giving a sumptuous feel. As stated in the introduction, the book is specialised and unlikely to have a large print run, and the method allows for updating. There are three sections to the book: *an Introduction, taking some 20 pages; *the data itself which forms the bulk of the book; *and 25 pages of tables at the back. Finally there is a postscript, in which Vermeij emphasises there is still work to do on Hubert, and that the publication of the Data Book is merely the start. The book is - as the title says - a Data Book. Thus there is little interpretation of information, but rather raw measurements. All eighteen surviving instruments have been measured and listed, in addition to the small portable instrument dated 1776 which was lost during the last war. Normally, a large collection of figures makes daunting reading, however the book is layed out in a fashion that makes following the measurements a very simple process. Each instrument has been catalogued in exactly the same manner and the information presented in a logical format. The right hand page gives the data - complete with useful diagrams to show exactly what has been measured; and often 'icons', which, coupled with the code found in the introduction, make comprehension very simple Once the reader is familiar with the codes, they become second nature. The right third of the page is for various notes which clarify the measurements. The left hand page has various photographs, often six or more a page, which are referred to in the notes, giving a clear pictorial illustration of things which still may be unclear. As a researcher who also tends to make a very large number of measurements of an examined instrument I might be biased towards the approach used, but wearing another hat - that of a maker - I attempted to follow a description in the book to see if the information was in any way either inadequate or superfluous. Using a description of an instrument I am unfamiliar with, I found I was able to generate enough information to allow me to make a reproduction of its basic form. The tables at the rear allow comparisons to be made at a glance, giving the reader a familiarity with the various changes that Hubert made from instrument to instrument, and also provoking questions. As Vermeij says, there is still much work on Hubert still to do, and this book constantly provides things for future researchers to consider. Despite the author's insistence that the book concentrates on the data in the form of measurements a reader who carefully follows the Guide to the Description Model (pages 21 to 26) will find much information which serves as a general decription of Hubert clavichords. This section accomplishes more in its simple manner than most authors are able to achieve with pages of text. Any reader should thoroughly familiarise themselves with the Guide before attempting to read individual descriptions. At the rear of the book is a page giving the terminology used for the various parts of a clavichord. This appears designed to be separated to have alongside the desciptions. The terminology is very logically ordered and I hope that the terms will become accepted and used in all descriptions of clavichords In summing up, the book has been worth the wait. It will, I hope, be purchased by all makers, researchers, museums, and even hopefully players who have an interest in Hubert clavichords. Given the maker's instruments, which many twentieth century people consider to be the finest surviving examples of clavichords, it is a book whose importance cannot be overestimated, and will hopefully lead on to further research on Hubert's instruments, and equally thorough research of the instruments by other finer historical makers.'

Hardcover: 304 pages.
Publisher: Keyword Press; 2nd edition edition (February 1, 2016)
Language: English

 

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The Russell Collection and other early keyboard instruments in Saint Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh = The Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments = Early Keyboard Instruments. Russell Collection by Sidney T M Newman (Editor), Peter Williams (Editor)

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Hardcover: 80 pages.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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The Stringing of Italian Keyboard Instruments c. 1500 - c. 1650 by Ralph Denzil Wraight

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Publisher: UMI (1997)
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The Temperament of Keyboard Music. Its Character; Its Musicality; and Its History by Oford Mackenzie, Carl Nordstrom Alexander

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Hardcover: 247 pages.
Publisher: A C N Mackenzie of Ord (May 2007)
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Über das Stimmen von Cembalo, Spinett, Clavichord und Klavier (Schriftenreihe Das Musikinstrument, Heft 11) by Friedrich Ernst

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Unknown Binding: 47 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Versuch einer Geschichte des Clavierbaues by Joseph Fischhof

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Die Bedeutung von Fischhofs "Versuch" als Quellenwerk der Klaviergeschichte liegt nicht zuletzt in seiner Stellung an einem Wendepunkt der Entwicklung des Klaviers. Die ausführlichen Beschreibungen der in London auf der Weltausstellung 1851 ausgestellten Instrumente, sind so etwas wie eine letzte Bestandsaufnahme vor dem großem Umbruch, der in den folgenden Jahrzehnten eintrat. Faksimile-Ausgabe des Originals von 1853. Als wertvolle Informationsquellen erweisen sich auch die zahlreichen statistischen Angaben und Tabellen, mit denen Fischhof seinen Bericht bereichert. Mehr anzeigen Weniger anzeigen

Paperback: 148 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky; Auflage: Reprint (1. Januar 1998)
Language: Deutsch

 

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