Galery Clavichords

 

 

Fretted clavichords

Anonymus about 1700

Details:

  • double-fretted, double chorus
    • c³-cs²-d³ triple-fretted
  • compass C – e³
  • version in cherry or oak
  • Bottom board made of hazel spruce with standing annual rings
  • Claviatur made of lime with lying annual rings
  • Key top made of plum, sharps of pear or ebony
  • Bass area strings are wounded
  • Historic string material (Malcom Rose, Stolberg Messing, Westfälisches Eisen)
  • Gilded tangents
  • Music desc integrated in the instrument
  • Tuning key
  • As desk version I provide it without foot stand
  • If required it could be acquired [ price list ]

 

Dimensions: length ca. 115cm, width ca. 36cm

Version in cherry, soundboard made of cedar. Naturals made of plum.

Naturals boxwood, sharps of pear layer of ebony

Nameboard veneered with birds eye maple

 

 

Lid in frame and filling

Intarsia

Version in lime, colored

 

Painted with oxblood

Case made of lime; lid wood sight

Detail

   

Detail

Detail

   

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Sound / style of playing:

The instrument is a representative for the early Clavichords, like they where available to the organists of these days. It disposes a great sound variety and an early antique sound. Early baroque music (e.g. Sweelinck, Frescobaldi) can be played as well as the poliphony invention J.S.Bach or Suiten von Buxtehude. Historical fingerings can be realised very well.

The instrument influences the musicians playtechnique as it is claimed in historical piano schools.

see

  • Fray Tomas de Santa Maria: Anmut und Kunst beim Clavichordspiel
  • F.W.Marpurg: Anleitung zum Klavierspiel
  • Daniel G. Türk: Clavierschule oder Anweisung zum Clavierspielen…
  • Johann Chr. Kittel: Der angehende praktische Organist

For delivery time see [ delivery time ]

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Fretted Clavichords

Clavichord after Hubert

Details:

  • double fretted, double chorus
  • Compass AA – f³
  • Version in cherry or oak
  • Bottom board made of hazel spruce with standing annual rings
  • Claviatur made of lime with lying annual rings
  • Key top made of plum, sharps of pear or ebony
  • Bass area strings are wounded
  • Historic string material (Malcom Rose, Stolberg Messing, Westfälisches Eisen)
  • Gilded tangents
  • Music desc integrated in the instrument
  • Tuning key
  • As desk version I provide it without foot stand
  • If required it could be acquired [ price list ]

Dimensions: length ca. 132cm, width ca. 36cm

Version in oak; the inlay of the lid inspire an illusion of a landscape

Version in oak

Version in cherry

Naturals made of plum, sharps of pear with a layer of ebony

I prefer to round the keys

Lid in frame and filling

Foot stand mad of beech

Detailed view

I am designing the metal-parts always diferent

Version in oak, the inner part veneered with mahogany

In this picture the inner area is of of curly maple

The naturals are of ibony, the sharps of pear with a layer of bone

Detailed View

Detailed View

Hinges of brass

Often I use pins as cornerjoint, sawn freehanded and chiseled out

Version in cherry

Total view

integrated music rest

 

Detailed view

Original Hubert at Grassimuseum

Original Hubert, view of the claviature

Original Hubert, view of the sound board

 

Original Hubert, Resonanzboden

Original Hubert: ausgebauter Tastenhebel

Original Hubert: Resonanzbodensteg

 

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Sound / style of playing:

The Hubertclavichords playstyle subtle and filigree. A microcosm of timbres enables a very expressive play. Sound range and playstyle of the instrument enables the musician to play baroque as well as „sensitive“ music. The liaison is not an constraint for an experienced musician.

The instrument influences the musicians playtechnique as it is claimed in historical piano schools.

see
  • C.Ph.E.Bach: Versuch über die wahre Art, das Clavier zu spielen
  • F.W.Marpurg: Anleitung zum Klavierspiel
  • Daniel G. Türk: Clavierschule oder Anweisung zum Clavierspielen…
  • Johann Chr. Kittel: Der angehende praktische Organist

The original instrument is in the Grassi Museum Leipzig (for pictures see above), an comparable one in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg.

For delivery time see [ delivery time ]

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Fretted clavichords

Clavichord after Donat

 
Original Instrument in the Grassi Museum, Leipzig Original Instrument in the Grassi Museum, Leipzig

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Unfretted Clavichords

Clavichord after Joh.Heinr. Silbermann

Details:

  • unfretted, double chorus
  • Compass full 5 octaves, FF – f³
  • Version in cheer or oak
  • Bottom board made of hazel spruce with standing annual rings
  • Claviatur made of lime with lying annual rings
  • Key top made of plum, sharps of pear or ebony
  • Bass area strings are wounded
  • Historic string material (Malcom Rose, Stolberg Messing, Westfälisches Eisen)
  • Gilded tangents
  • Music desc integrated in the instrument
  • Tuning key
  • As desk version I provide it without foot stand
  • If required it could be acquired [ price list ]

Dimensions: length ca. 137cm, width ca. 48cm

       

Version in cheery

Lid solid, two-part

Strings made of brass

Integrated music rest

 

The white dots at the corners are wax, since the instrument has been crafted now

Soundboard made of mountain spruce, very old and solid wood

Naturals of plum, sharps of pear, the sharps of pear with a layer of ebony

The instrument is very light, darkens in a short period. Thus the shade grows more beautiful and gets a patina.

Original instrument

Original instrument

Original instrument

     

Original instrument

     

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Sound / style of playing:

The instrument disposes a great sound range and allows extremely nuanced and colorful play. The bass sound is very sonorous and dark like a bronze bell. Thereby it is gentle and sensitive and from bass to descant clear and balanced.

The instrument influences the musicians playtechnique as it is claimed in historical piano schools.

See:

  • C.Ph.E.Bach: Versuch über die wahre Art, das Clavier zu spielen
  • Leopold Mozart: Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule (vergleichend)
  • J.N.Hummel: Anweisung zum Pianoforte - Spiele

 

The original instrument is in the Germanischen Nationalmuseum Nürnberg (for pictures see above)

For delivery time see [ delivery time ]

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Unfretted Clavichords

Clavichord after Friederici

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Pedal clavichords

House organ after J.D.Gerstenberger

Details:

  • 2 unfretted manual clavichords
  • Compass C – e³, double chorus, 2 x 8´
  • Pedal clavichord unfretted
  • Compass CC –c, 2 x 16´, 2 x 8´ (16´abstellbar)
  • Foot pedal made of oak, organ bench as well
  • Version made of cherrry, oak, maple, ash, or lime
  • Bottom board made of hazel spruce well seasoned
  • Claviatur made of lime with lying annual rings
  • Key top plum, sharps pear layered with ebony
  • Historic string material (Malcom Rose, Stolberg Messing, Westfälisches Eisen)
  • Tuning key and appliance to tune the pedals

Dimensions: Length ca. 228cm, width ca. 48 cm

The manual clavichords lies in a case which is attached to the pedal clavichord's case. The lower manual - the instrument is pulled like a drawer for playing. Long pedal levers whitch are linked with wooden abstracts in the back of the instrument lead up to the keys of the pedal clavichord. The volume of the pedal can be varied through flaps on the lid. The 16th foot can be activated with a gearshift. This way you can switch between single 8´ or full division.

 

The original instrument by Gerstenberg

View of the Pedal

The Manual clavichords

The original instrument in Grassimuseum

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Sound / style of playing:

The sound of the manuals - clavichorde are bright and clear, polyphon and distinct and clear structured. It needs to be played with a pressure point like it was done in historical organ mechanics because the balance rail is positioned relatively far at the front. The pedal has a very powerful sound through its four strings. The pedal mechanics cause the effect that you feel an resistance under your foot which you should handle carefully.

Additional features: Due to the fact that the lower manual is half pushed into the box it dampens the sound. This can be handled through delicate changes of construction.

In the original version the distance between the manuals is a little bit further apart than in common organs. On request a slight change in the construction can bring the manuals closer together. The instrument needs a bit more caregiving than a single clavichord. Through normal "torsion" of the instrument a maintainance of the lower manual in the box could be necessary from time to time. It needs some practice to keep the tune of all three instruments synchronised.

The instrument is very effective in the education of the organist, both from the technical perspective and the interprated display of the played literature. You will grasp and play organ literature different. It indoctrinates the motion sequences. Every uncontrolled move of hands or feet is hearable. As much as the instrument challenges the cembalo crafter it challenges the instrument player. [ price list ]

You can reckon that Friedemann Bach passed his exam on such an instrument which made him one of the greates players of his time. An inheritance dispute of the family Bach is delivered where the youngest son Johann Christian claimed a comparable instrument for his inheritance. But Carl Philip Emanuel and Friedemann did not acknowledge it.

see

  • F.W.Marpurg: Anleitung zum Klavierspiel
  • Daniel G. Türk: Clavierschule oder Anweisung zum Clavierspielen…
  • Jaques van Oortmerssen: A Guide To Duo And Trio Playing
  • ( Studies in historical fingering and pedalling for the organ)

The original instrument ist located in Grassi Museum Leipzig (for pictures see above)

For delivery time see [ delivery time ]

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Pedalclavichorde

Hausorgel aus dem Umfeld von J.S. Bach / Gerber

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Pedalclavichorde

Hausorgel mit angehängtem Pedal nach Jakob Adlung

 

 


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