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Harpsichord by Giacomo Ridolfi, Rome, ca. 1660-1690

NMM 4657.  Harpsichord by Giacomo Ridolfi, Rome, ca. 1660-1690.

NMM 4657. Harpsichord by Giacomo Ridolfi, Rome, ca. 1660-1690. Inner/outer case. Single manual, C/E-c3 (4 octaves); 2 × 8'. Ex coll.: Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio. Purchase funds gift of Margaret Ann and Hubert H. Everist, Sioux City, Iowa, 1989.


Ridolfi harpsichord
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Hear the Ridolfi Harpsichord: Audio Excerpts

Excerpts from the CD, In Stil Moderno: The Fantastic Style in Early Seventeenth-century Italy,
played by Ingrid Matthews, Baroque violin, and Byron Schenkman, harpsichord Excerpts from the CD, Canzoni da Sonar: Early Italian Violin Music on Vocal Models,
played by Ingrid Matthews, Baroque violin, and Byron Schenkman, harpsichord CD available from the Gift Shop

Two works by Antonio de Cabezón, recorded by John Koster, NMM Conservator,
for the C@BEZON500 project organized by the Festival Internacional de Música de Tecla Española (FIMTE)

*Note: Koster's recording of the Diferencias is the first to include his restoration of eight measures, a repeat inadvertently omitted from the original source and missing in modern editions.


Lit.:  Donald H. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440-1840. Third edition, edited by Charles Mould (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995), p. 541.

John Koster, "Museum Collections as Resources for Musical Instrument Makers," American Lutherie, Vol. 42 (Summer 1995), pp. 34-35.

André P. Larson, "Harpsichord by Giacomo Ridolfi," The South Dakota Musician (Fall 1995), cover and p. 28.

Ingrid Matthews and Byron Schenkman, In Stil Moderno: The Fantastic Style in Seventeenth-Century Italy (Berkeley, California: Wildboar, 1995). CD.

Sheridan Germann, "Harpsichord Decoration: A Conspectus," in Howard Schott, ed., The Historical Harpsichord, Vol. 4 (Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2002), pp. 1-213, specifically, pp. 95 and 101.

Ingrid Matthews and Byron Schenkman, Canzoni da Sonar (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Centaur, 2002). CD.

John Koster, "Traditional Iberian Harpsichord Making in its European Context," Galpin Society Journal 61 (2008), pp. 65.

John Koster, "The Early Neapolitan School of Harpsichord Making," in Domenico Scarlatti en España / Domenico Scarlatti in Spain, Luisa Morales, ed. (Garrucha, Almería, Spain: Asociación Cultural LEAL, 2009), Table 7 (p. 70).

John Koster, "Domenico Scarlatti and the Transformation of Iberian Harpsichord Making," in Domenico Scarlatti en España / Domenico Scarlatti in Spain, Luisa Morales, ed. (Garrucha, Almería, Spain: Asociación Cultural LEAL, 2009), pp. 187-208 (especially fig. 5).

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