I dream of owning a harpsichord someday, even though it would need constant tuning in our highly-humid Florida environment. I would love to learn to tune instruments myself, especially the harpsichord!
William Byrd or late 1539 was one of the most celebrated English composers in the Renaissance. Byrd’s life is interesting because of his Roman Catholic sympathies combined with his work in the court of the Anglican Elizabeth I.
This harpsichord is the work of two celebrated makers: originally constructed by Andreas Ruckers in Antwerp it was later remodeled and expanded by Pascal Taskin in Paris The harpsichord was widely used in Renaissance and Baroque music.