Clavichord

Ebony, spruce, ivory, brass, iron; lid: oil on panel | 10 x 72.5 x 28cm | c. 1650

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In the clavichord each string is struck by a small piece of metal called a tangent. Its touch-sensitive action allows great expressiveness in playing, although its small size and softness of sound make it unsuitable for large-scale public concerts. N...
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