Zuckermann Harpsichords International

Harpsichords, clavichords, spinets and virginals ... closely based on the best extant antiques from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

German Double: Final Steps in Action Finishing

It is Spring in Stonington, CT — the home of Zuckermann Harpsichords. Here, Lena Zamolodchikova performs part of Bach's transcription BVW 979. This is a live performance with no editing of the audio track. This is a progress video of a Zuckermann German-double harpsichord. In the final stages of the voicing work, the action team at Zuckermann, led by Richard Auber and including Aymeric Dupre la Tour, Kevin Spindler and Lena Zamolodchikova, records and reviews each instrument several times in order to critique their work at each stage. For example, following review of this clip, we completely revised the buff stop using smaller leather pads. We also increased the pluck of the upper manual in the treble and lightened the bass slightly. We also adjusted the stagger to increase space between the two 8' choirs and we completely revoked the 4'choir.

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