In a message dated 4/9/01 5:33:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
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> Right you are, Owen.. I think Italian harpsichords are in many senses the
> epitome of harpsichord design. I also think that it has taken some time for
> folks schooled in the lush and often mushy late French sound to become
> reeducated to appreciate the Italian sound. And as we all know, there are
> many who haven't figured it out yet.
Mr. Jensen, As a longtime harpsichordist, I certainly appreciate the Italian
instruments. The literature written for them exploits their sound in the same
way F. Couperin exploited the sound of the instruments at his disposal.