clavicembalo


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clavicembalo

(ˌklævɪˈtʃɛmbələʊ)
n, pl -los
(Instruments) another name for harpsichord
[C18: from Italian, from Medieval Latin clāvis key + cymbalum cymbal]
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Perhaps the most intriguing such confrontation, and for me the most beautiful music on the disc, is the Aria from Partita in Sol per clavicembalo, dating from 1957.
Aspects of Italian fashion had already found their place; the Venetians discovered at court the Brescian musician Zuan Piero, "to whom this King gives 300 ducats annually for playing the lute," and with whom the ambassador's secretary played an impromptu duet on the clavicembalo (Brown 1:80).