While you sat and played toccatas stately, at the clavichord
,"' Sophie hummed, and, head on one; side, nodded to where the perfect mirror should hang:
The young people, at the countess' instigation, gathered round the clavichord
Solo instrument (with or without keyboard, including methods and etudes): Scores for unaccompanied organ, piano, harpsichord, clavichord
, electronic keyboard, and similar instruments.
On the one hand, the clavichord
, which allowed players to control the force and quality of its sound, was so small as to be useless for anything but intimate performances.
Ferruccio Busoni, introduction to The Well-Tempered Clavichord
by Johann Sebastian Bach (New York: G.
Rossetti is simply too detail-oriented to have overlooked proper performance practices in these musical portrayals; moreover, though not a trained musician, his upbringing in a well-educated family implies a basic familiarity with musical performance, at least on more common instruments like violin, harp, clavichord
, and organ.
But in this gorgeous book is the complete story of it all, including a picture of an automatic doll playing a tune on the clavichord
As well as a keyboard-player of rare distinction (he played the harpsichord, pipe organ, claviorganum, clavichord
and fortepiano), he was also celebrated as a conductor, teacher and scholar.
The sitter might be engaged in playing the piano, sewing or painting denoting her occupation, for example, Lavinia Fontana, Self-Portrait at the Clavichord
of 1577 (Accademia di San Luca, Rome) and Sofonisba Anguissola's Self-Portrait at the Easel of 1556 (Muzeum Zamek, Lancut).
Eugene's master organ builder, John Brombaugh, contributed photos of his massive pipe organs - no actual organs, unfortunately, as they tend to be less than portable - as well as a charming clavichord
he once built.
12) In all these respects, Gerrit Dou's Woman Playing a Clavichord
(Dulwich Picture Gallery, London; Fig.
She added harpsichord, harmonium and clavichord
to her keyboard repertoire, and also included such anomalies as a gospel choir, bagpipes, church bells, and drum programming.