'cus i want to...... and it's mine now.... she's dead! I think
that as long as I document what I'm doin to it.... I'm not doing
anything bad, am i? Besides the script looks really pretty...
Anyway.... the last owner of 24 yrs. had it stripped and refinished in
Mahogany ..... and before its was white (It was white when Virgil
Thomson bought it for her) it was blue.... and apparently a subject
for a "Blue Harpsichord book" (which I've not seen or read) .... So
really it should be blue..... decisions decisions...
On Feb 5, 2008, at 12:17 AM, Ray Lurie wrote:
> Quoting Nicholas Bunning <[log in to unmask]>:
>> It makes me wonder why Puyana, Ehlers AND Marlowe would all opt to
>> have Landowska's name removed from their instruments? Maybe she was
>> a bitch?
> Why partly restore the instrument on something that isn't essential
> for it to
> play? I assume, Nick, that the history of the instrument is part of
> why you
> wanted it, and if Sylvia Marlowe modified it, that modification is
> part of its
> history. It sounds like you don't intend on removing the other
> "upgrades" that
> were performed by Pleyel, so why undo an 'upgrade' that Marlowe
> apparently wanted?