Instruments

German Instruments

The instruments are built from plain wood (case of solid walnut, maple, cherry etc.) or painted upon a chalk base. The natural key tops are of ebony, the sharps are of pear with a layer of bone. With the Zell-instruments the natural key tops are of bone, the sharps are made of ebony. The stand consists of an upper and lower frame with six to eight turned legs.

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Harpsichords | Clavichords


Harpsichords

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German Harpsichord 01

Single-manual German harpsichord
after Christian Zell (1741)

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German Harpsichord 03

Single-manual German harpsichord
after Christian Zell (1741)

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German Harpsichord 04

Two-manual German harpsichord
after Michael Mietke (around 1700)

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German Harpsichord 02

Two-manual German harpsichord
after Michael Mietke (1710)

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Clavichords

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German Clavichord 01

Fretted Swiss clavichord
after Johann Conrad Speisegger (Schaffhausen, 1725)

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German Clavichord 02

German clavichord around 1700 after Leipzig No. 10

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Photos: © Volker Platte (except as noted otherwise)