dave-jane johnson wrote on the hpschd-list
> Subject: Italian harpsichord
> ... The C/E to c3 keyboard has its limitations
> but if one wants to play the gamut of available music several varied
> instruments are required whether harpsichord, clavichord, or piano.
Wich tells a lot about the relative importance of limitations.
Another good reason to go to the website
On the recently dumped reconstruction of the Silbermann-organ of the
There the assumed "limitations", like pitch, keyboard compass, etc. lead
now to the decision of the "Orgelkommission" NOT to recommend a
thorough, scientifically based process-reconstruction of the organ,
which would on the contrary be possible as the Silbermann-experts say.
Now only the organ case should be reconstructed - only the "optic"
counts and Silbermann's work otherwise seems not interesting enough...
Obviously the organ commission doesn't regard it as necessary to learn
from a thorough reconstruction for the benefit of still existing Silbermanns.
The building of the Frauenkirche itself however IS under reconstruction
now after it's complete destruction in the second-world war.
Please send your OPEN PROTEST against the messing-up of the original
Silbermann-concept to the website - it is still a small chance to stop
the wrong development in Dresden, before it is too late.
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