Yesterday, July 4th, I was contemplating Thomas Jefferson,
and in particular, a most interesting fact about his musical
Even after living in France, and becoming intimately
acquainted with French harpsichords, when he returned to
Monticello, he ordered - a Kirckman!
Had he just wanted a veneered instrument, he could easily
have had a veneered Taskin (the Petit Trianon Taskin
fortepiano is veneered), but he didn't!
Isn't today's adherance to the ubiquitous French double just
a teeny bit obsessive?
Harpsichord and Fortepiano Maker