Some New Neapolitan-style Harpsichords
|General background information||Some of the characteristics of the harpsichords and virginals built in the Neapolitan tradition|
|The design of a prototype Neapolitan harpsichord||The construction of 4 prototype Neapolitan harpsichords|
|The decoration of these instruments|
A five-octave Neapolitan harpsichord inspired by an 18th-century painting with Wolfgang and Leopold Mozart
Grant O’Brien and Graziano Bandini have built two integral (cassa falsa levatoia) and two separate inner-outer (cassa levatoia) instruments along the lines of the information given above. All of these instruments have now been sold.
The work on these instruments was done in the workshops of Graziano Bandini in Castel San Pietro Terme and in Sasso Morelli both of which are near Bologna in Italy.
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