Erik Kristiansen

Erik Kristiansen

Digital museumsinspektør. Cembalobygger. Forsker i spil, digital museumsformidling, design og cembaloer. Digital curator. Harpsichord maker. Research in desi
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A single-manual harpsichord by Aelpidio Gregori, Sant Elpidi

A single-manual harpsichord by Aelpidio Gregori, Sant Elpidi

Ornate Harpsichord

Ornate Harpsichord

Love the harpsichord. A lady at our old church had one. They sound so pretty.

Love the harpsichord. A lady at our old church had one. They sound so pretty.

Antoine Vaudry 1681 (London Museum)

Antoine Vaudry 1681 (London Museum)

I'm repinning this from myself, because I think this pin belongs both in Glitter (where I pin badass finds), but also in Chateau cause I NEED this in the manor! // =O AMAZING

I'm repinning this from myself, because I think this pin belongs both in Glitter (where I pin badass finds), but also in Chateau cause I NEED this in the manor! // =O AMAZING

Claviciterio Italian, circa 1559

Claviciterio Italian, circa 1559

William Byrd (1540 or late 1539 –1623) was one of the most celebrated English composers in the Renaissance.     He lived until well into the seventeenth century without writing music in the new Baroque fashion, but his superbly constructed keyboard works marked the beginning of the Baroque organ and harpsichord style. Byrd’s life is interesting because of his Roman Catholic sympathies combined with his work in the court of the Anglican Queen Elizabeth I.

William Byrd (1540 or late 1539 –1623) was one of the most celebrated English composers in the Renaissance. He lived until well into the seventeenth century without writing music in the new Baroque fashion, but his superbly constructed keyboard works marked the beginning of the Baroque organ and harpsichord style. Byrd’s life is interesting because of his Roman Catholic sympathies combined with his work in the court of the Anglican Queen Elizabeth I.

Plan view of Germain harpsichord

Plan view of Germain harpsichord

Late 17th Century harpsicord, Italian. Stunning, just stunning.  Probably my favorite instruments.

Late 17th Century harpsicord, Italian. Stunning, just stunning. Probably my favorite instruments.

This harpsichord is the work of two celebrated makers: originally constructed by Andreas Ruckers in Antwerp (1646), it was later remodeled and expanded by Pascal Taskin in Paris (1780).

This harpsichord is the work of two celebrated makers: originally constructed by Andreas Ruckers in Antwerp (1646), it was later remodeled and expanded by Pascal Taskin in Paris (1780).