Instruments

Italian Instruments

The thin-cased instruments are built with cypress. “False-inner-outer instruments” are made of poplar, coated on a chalk base and with gilded mouldings. The soundboard is made of spruce or cypress and has a parchment rose. The key tops are made of boxwood for the naturals and ebony on top of walnut sharps. For an additional charge also in ivory. The strings are normally made of brass. The instruments are supported by two turned trestles.

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Renaissance Harpsichords | Baroque Harpsichords | Spinets | Clavichords


Renaissance Harpsichords

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Italian Renaissance Harpsichord 01

Italian Renaissance harpsichord around 1520

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Italian Renaissance Harpsichord 02

Italian Renaissance harpsichord
after an anonymous model (around 1520)

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Italian Renaissance Harpsichord 03

Italian Renaissance harpsichord
after an anonymous model

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Italian Renaissance Harpsichord 04

Harpsichord after Alessandro Trasuntino (1531)

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Baroque Harpsichords

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Italian Baroque Harpsichord 01

Two-manual Italian harpsichord after an anonymous model

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Italian Baroque Harpsichord 02

Italian Baroque harpsichord after models of the 17th century

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Italian Baroque Harpsichord 03

Italian Baroque harpsichord after models of the 17th century

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Italian Baroque Harpsichord 04

Italian harpsichord after Aelpidio Gregori (1726)

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Italian Baroque Harpsichord 05

Italian Baroque harpsichord after models around 1700

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Italian Baroque Harpsichord 06

Italian Baroque harpsichord after models around 1700

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Spinets

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Italian Spinet 01

Polygonal Italian Spinet
after Domenicus Pisaurensis (1540)

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Italian Spinet 02

Polygonal spinet after Dominicus Pisaurensis (1540)
with reduced compass

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Italian Spinet 03

Polygonal spinet after Dominicus Pisaurensis (1540)
with reduced compass

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Italian Spinet 04

Polygonal spinet after Dominicus Pisaurensis (1540)
with elaborate inlay work and carvings

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Clavichords

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Italian Clavichord 01

Clavichord after Domenicus Pisaurensis (Leipzig Nr. 1)

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Italian Clavichord 02

Clavichord after Dominicus Pisaurensis (1543)

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Photos: © Volker Platte (except as noted otherwise)