Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums

Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums

Edward L. Kottick and George Lucktenberg
Distribution: World
Publication date: 5/1/1997
Format: cloth 304 pages, 119 b&w photos
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-33239-4
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“Information for when you travel. By country and city, you are guided to the best instrument collections in Europe. For each site is provided a substantial discussion of the instruments, location, address, and hours of admission. There are abundant black and white (many full-page) photos, a glossary of terms associated with earlier instruments, and an index of makers.” —Piano & Keyboard

Growing out of the authors’ visits to 47 collections in Europe, this lively guidebook offers intimate glimpses at a great variety of instruments. It focuses on the more important and unusual holdings in each museum, such as the Cristofori pianos in Rome and Leipzig and the earliest known English double-manual instrument—a 1700 harpsichord by Tisseran, now in Oxford. In addition, the authors provide travelers with essential information for each museum.

Author Bio

EDWARD L. KOTTICK, Emeritus Professor of Musicology at the University of Iowa, is author of The Harpsichord Owner’s Guide. A builder himself, he writes a regular column in Continuo magazine for owners and builders.
GEORGE LUCKTENBERG, Adjunct Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Reinhardt College, has been director of the Aliénor Harpsichord Composition Awards since 1980.

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Table of Contents

Preface by George Lucktenberg
Acknowledgments
Introduction
I. Austria
Eisenstadt: Burgenla“ndsiche Landesmuseum; Joseph Haydn Museum; Franz Liszt
Museum
Salzburg: Mozart’s Birthplace; Museum Carolino Augustem
Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum; Technisches Museum fu”r Industrie und Gewerbe
II. Belgium
AntwerpL Vleeshuis Museum; Plantin-Moretus Museum
Bruges: Gruuthuse Museum
Brussels: Muse’e Instrumental de Bruxelles
III. Czech Republic
Prague: National Museum
IV. Denmark
Copenhagen: Musikhistorisk Museum og Carl Claudius’ Samling
V. France
Paris: Muse’e de la Musique; Muse’e des Arts et Me’tiers
VI. Germany
Bad Krozlingen: Neumeyer-Junghanns-Tracey Collection
Berlin: Schloss Charlottenburg; Staatliches Institut fu”r Musikforschung Preussischer
Kulturbesitz
Eisenach: Bach-Haus
Halle: Ha”ndel-Haus
Hamburg: Museum fu”r Kunst und Gewerbe; Museum fu”r Hamburgische Geschichte
Liepzig: Musikinstrumenten-Museum der Universita”t Leipzig
Munich: Deutsches Museum; Stadt Museum
Nuremberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Stuttgart: Wu”rttembergisches Landesmuseum
VII. Hungary
Budapest: Hungarian National Museum
VIII. Ireland
Dublin: National Museum of Ireland
IX. Italy
Florence: Museo degli Strumenti Musicali del Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini
Milan: Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Castello Sforzesco
Rome: Museo Nazionale di Strumenti Musicali
X. The Netherlands
The Hague: Gemeentemuseum
XI. Norway
Oslo: Norsk Folk Museum
Trondheim: Ringve Museum
XII. Portugal
Lisbon: Museu da Mu’sica
XIII. Spain
Barcelona: Museu de la Mu’sica
XIV. Sweden
Stockholm: Stiftelsen Musikkulturens fra”mjande; Musikmuseet
XV. Switzerland
Basel: Historisches Museum
XVI. United Kingdom
Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Collection
Goudhurst: Finchcocks Collection
Liverpool: Liverpool Museum
London: Fenton House; Royal College of Music Collection; Victoria and Albert Museum
Oxford: Bate Collection of Musical Instruments
Glossary
Index of Makers