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A History of the Harpsichord


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List of Plates and Illustrations
The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
1. From Psaltery and Monochord to Harpsichord and Virginal

The Sixteenth Century
2. The Emergence of the Northern Harpsichord
3. Antwerp Harpsichord Building between Karest and Ruckers
4. Early Italian Style The Seventeenth Century
5. The Ruckers-Couchet Dynasty
6. Later Italian Style
7. Seventeenth-Century International Style
8. France
9. Germany and Austria
10. EnglandThe Eighteenth Century
11. The Decline of the Italian Harpsichord
12. The Iberian Peninsula
13. Harpsichord building in France to the Revolution
14. The Low Countries in the Post-Ruckers Era
15. Germany, Scandinavia, Austria, and Switzerland
16. Great Britain and America The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
17. The Harpsichord Hibernates
18. The Harpsichord Revival from the Paris Exposition to World War II
19. The Modern Harpsichord
20. Into the future

Appendix: Exploded views

About the Author

Instrument maker, scholar, researcher, author, and lecturer, musicologist Edward L. Kottick built his first harpsichord in 1963. He has investigated the instrument's acoustical properties as well as its historical aspects, and has published articles on the harpsichord in both scientific and scholarly journals.

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