Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums - by Ed Kottick
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Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums

[Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums] "Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums" is a spectacular book written by Edward L. Kottick and George Lucktenberg. Kottick is Emeritus Professor of Musicology at the University of Iowa, author of The Harpsichord Owner's Guide, and a longtime agent for ZHI. A builder himself, he writes a regular column in Continuo magazine for owners and builders. Lucktenberg is Adjunct Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Reinhardt College, and has been director of the Aliénor Harpsichord Composition Awards since 1980.

Readers are invited on a guided tour of the more important and unusual holdings in 47 museums in 16 European countries, such as the Cristofori pianos in Rome and Leipzig, The Hague's 1769 clavicytherium, and the most copied harpsichord in the world, a 1769 instrument by Taskin in Edinburgh.

Here you can learn about the important contributions of such builders as Broadwood, Dulcken, Graf, Hass, Kirkman, Mietke, the Ruckers family, Shudi, the Silbermanns, Stein, Streicher (the first female piano builder), Walter and Zenti. Elements of appearance, sound and playing mechanism of individual harpsichords, clavichords and early pianos are explored, as well as their historical significance, relationship to other instruments and the changes (good and bad) wrought by restorations.

The authors provide travelers with essential information on each museum and a short description of the city in which it is located (information based on their own experience conducting tours to many of these collections). This generously illustrated book concludes with a glossary of technical terms and an index of makers. Cloth, 304 pp., 119 b&w photos. Indiana University Press 0-253-33239-7.

Contents
   Preface by George Lucktenberg
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
I. Austria Eisenstadt Burgenländische Landesmuseen
Joseph Haydn Museum
Franz List Museum
Salzburg Mozart's Birthplace
Museum Carolino Augusteum
Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum
Technisches Museum für Industrie und Gewerbe
II. Belgium Antwerp: Vleeshuis Museum
Plantin-Moretus Museum
Bruges Gruuthuse Museum
Brussels Musée Instrumental de Bruxelles
III. Czech RepublicPragueNational Museum
IV. DenmarkCopenhagenMusikhistorisk Museum og Carl Claudis' Samling
V.FranceParisMusée de la Musique; Musée des Arts et Métiers
VI. Germany Bad KrozingenNeumeyer-Junghanns-Tracey Collection
Berlin Schloss Charlottenburg
Stattlisches Institute for Musikforschung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
EisenachBach-Haus
HalleHändel-Haus
Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
LeipzigMusikinstrumenten-Museum der Universität Leipzig
Munich Deutsches Museum
Städtische Instrumentensaamlung der Stadt München
NurembergGermanisches Nationalmuseum
StuttgartWürttembergisches Landesmuseum
VII. HungaryBudapestHungarian National Museum
VIII. IrelandDublinNational Museum of Ireland
IX. Italy FlorenceMuseo degli Strumenti Musicali del Conservatorio de Musica Luigi Cherubini
MilanMuseo degli Strumenti Musicali, Castello Sforzesco
RomeMuseo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali
X. The NetherlandsThe HagueGemeentemuseum
XI. Norway OsloNorsk Folk Museum
TrondheimRingve Museum
XII. PortugalLisbonMuseu da Música
XIII. SpainBarcelonaMuseu de la Música
XIV. Sweden Stockholm Stiftensen Musikkulturens främjande
Musikmuseet
XV. SwitzerlandBaselHistorisches Museum
XVI. United Kingdom EdinburghUniversity of Edinburgh Collection
GoudhurstFinchcocks Collection
LiverpoolLiverpool Museum
London Fenton House
Royal College of Music Collection
Victoria and Albert Museum
OxfordBate Collection of Musical Instruments
Glossary
Index of Makers

  Updated on
  9Apr05

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