Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440-1840

Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440-1840

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This edition is a thorough revision of the second edition published in 1974. Part I contains biographical details of all known makers, including some 500 not listed previously, and updated entries for more than 400 makers appearing in the second edition. Enlarged (and in some cases extended) descriptions on more than 2,000 surviving instruments by the makers are consigned to Part II, and the whole is complemented by a number of tables, a geographical and chronological conspectus of makers, and a new "Index of Technological Terms" in seven languages by Dr Andreas H. Roth. This reference is intended for museums, libraries, auction houses, keyboard instrument owners, repairers, makers and researchers.
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  • Hardback | 820 pages
  • 180 x 240 x 43mm | 1,570g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • genealogical tables, bibliography
  • 019318429X
  • 9780193184299

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"An indispensable reference that should be a part of any well-stocked public or academic library collection."--The Tracker"A unique and indispensable compendium."--Choice"Boalch III is truly a monumental work, a tribute both to its eponymous originator and to Charles Mould. We should be grateful that the latter undertook the task, and enormously thankful that he carried it off so well."--Early Keyboard Journal"Incorporating all that was known about instruments and their builders in 1956, the year the reference first appeared, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord has grown in comprehension and detail thanks to the devotion of editor Charles Mould."--Piano Journal"The much expanded "Boalch 3," a decade in preparation, supersedes earlier editions as an indispensable reference tool for music libraries and keyboard historians; it will also enlighten instrument collectors, builders, performers, program annotators, indeed anyone with more than a passing interest in antique keyboard instruments."--Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society
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