At 04:57 PM 4/10/01 -0400, David wrote:
> > The Encarta on-line encyclopedia has a picture of something called a
> > luteharp, with no explanation of its history etc. Anybody know anything
> > about this?
>That's the lautenwerk. A gut strung harpsichord-like instrument. No extant
>examples, except for modern instruments made by Willard Martin and Anden
>Houben and a few others based, I gather, on written descriptions. Check out
>Anden's web site at http://www.islandnet.com/~arton/andenh.html . There are
>even recordings available. The instruments Anden makes do not resemble the
>drawing at your link.
Well, I sort of knew about the lautenwerk, but I always assumed that they
were shaped like harpsichords. And according to the referenced article,
they were in some cases, but not always. Very interesting!