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Franco-Flemish Double Harpsichord

Reed alumna Wendy Robinson donated this instrument, built by Ken Bakeman in 1973, and fully restored by Byron Will in 2002. As was the style in the 17th and 18th centuries, this harpsichord is visually lavish, with a marbled case, cabriole stand, and paintings on the soundboard. The two keyboards (five octaves each) are tuned at A=415, in Valotti temperament.

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Franco-Flemish Double Harpsichord image

Franco-Flemish Double Harpsichord image

Franco-Flemish Double Harpsichord image

Franco-Flemish Double Harpsichord image

Franco-Flemish Double Harpsichord image