6 april 2016

Harpsichord

This is a harpsichord (clavecimbel in Dutch) with a painting on it by Joop Moesman (1909-1988), a Dutch painter who is famous for his works in surrealistic style. It is part of the collection of The Nijenhuis Castle and museum De Fundatie.

The harpsichord produces sound by plucking a string when a key is pressed. It was widely used in Renaissance and Baroque music. During the late 18th century, it gradually dissappeared from the musical scene with the rise of the piano.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Prachtig, past zo mooi in dat kamertje.

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  2. Oh, wow! There's no way I could practice on that instrument. I'd be too distracted by the art. :-)

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  3. Ook de manier waarop het klavecimbel wordt ondersteunt is heel bijzonder. Dat zou voor meer muziekinstrumenten leuk kunnen zijn.

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