Triple-manual harpsichord.

Instrument

Harpsichord

Instrument Family

Keyboard

Maker

Stefano Bolcioni

Date Made

1627

Description

Technical description: Triple-manual Italian harpsichord. Inner-outer case construction. Compass 52notes C₂/E₂ - G₆ [C/E - g''']. Three sets of strings, 2 × 8-ft, 1 × 4-ft (now removed). Repair History: Originally a single-manual harpsichord with 53notes; [G₁, A₁] C₂/E₂ to C₆ with two natural keylevers below a normal broken octave (split D₂/F♯₂ and E₂/G♯₂), and then with split accidental keylevers. Converted by inserting three keyboards from another instrument by Leopold Franciolini circa 1895. Restored as a three manual instrument by A.N.Masson in 1915 and M.Asseman.

Notes

sheila barnes, 2007.

Measurements

1977.

Provenance

Purchased by Raymond Russell before 1956; ex- M. & A. Salomon, Paris, 1930; ex- L. Franciolini, Florence.; Gift of Mrs Gilbert Russell, 1964.

Collection

MIMEd; Raymond Russell Collection

Accession Number

4304

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