In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Mozart's lifetime witnessed the coexistence of four kinds of keyboard instrument: the harpsichord, the clavichord, the fortepiano, and the organ.
- These keyboard works were written mainly for the clavichord, an instrument that was on the way out; yet even as he played and wrote increasingly for the piano, he took the earlier instrument to the greatest heights.
- He would be taught the horn, the clavichord, and the violin.
- She has also mastered harpsichord and clavichord, conducted, and provided scholarly editions of some of Bach's non-keyboard works.
- I longed to make a sound on the glass flute or play a Bach on the clavichord; it seemed an injustice to have such precious instruments locked away behind glass cases, never again to be played.
- Its treatment of the modern piano as a vehicle for Bach reflects older emphases, and praise for the clavichord might be wishful thinking, yet the writing is full of common sense and musicianship.
- As she rises from a low chair at which she has been playing the clavichord, she disentangles the folds in the capacious dress which emphasises her tiny form.
- He also loved music and was an accomplished musician playing the flute, harpsichord and clavichord.
- He makes it as living and penetrating as the violin, as responsive and elusive as the clavichord.
- Your husband must be loaded (as well as bonkers) in order to be able to afford to stable four pianos, two pump organs, one harpsichord and a clavichord.
- In parallel with this I plan to visit museums where there are early keyboard instruments, either harpsichords or clavichords.
- It seems, nevertheless, that his ‘organ-like’ extemporisations were called forth by the clavichord, if not actually the organ.
- New instruments that appeared during the early Renaissance, in the second half of the 15th century, included the harpsichord, the clavichord, and the viol and violin families.
- They talked together privately and sat together at supper and afterwards he played to her on the clavichord and the lute.
- He discusses the clavichord in general, with descriptions and photos of the three instruments which he plays.
- The album features his baroque improv skills on the clavichord (playing three at once on occasion).
- He does not pretend it is a clavichord or a harpsichord, and the instrument's full ranges of volume, tone, and color are used.
- These gracefully escalating motifs, delivered on piano, mandolin, clavichord and (most prominently) accordion, are so utterly French that a waft of garlic and stale Gauloises hits you as you peel back the plastic.
- Technically, piano-playing began to shift from the digital emphasis growing out of light-actioned clavichords and harpsichords to working with the strength and flexibility of full arms and even back.
- And there were few overdubs; he was surrounded by a grand piano, a clavichord and a Fender Rhodes electric piano, and switched between them on-the-fly, as he did in concert.
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