> I've seen a couple of the big harpsichords - Ralph Kirkpatrick had
> one, I believe, and Blanche Winogren has one. The latter impressed
> me as really well conceived for the time; I thought that it would
> respond to some deferred maintainance of its quills with a good
Yes--Kirkpatrick had the one which had belonged to Busoni. He (RK)
remarked that it was closer to historical instruments than what was being
produced in France and Germany as late as the '60s. True, although it still
> The clavichords that Dolmetch made were masterpieces. One can be
> seen at MusicSources in Berkeley, belonging to the San Francisco
> Conservatory. It's playable, makes a big sound, and is rewarding
> to the player - and I can understand how it would fill a hall.
> Another may be found in Boston with Peter Sykes, I believe, and
> one may be examined (or could) at the Stongton
> Zuckermann shops.
> David Calhoun, Seattle
Yes again--Thurston Dart made some recordings on one. Wonderful sound!
I've not seen one, but have heard from others that these are terrific