Date of Award

1970

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Music

First Advisor

Unknown

Abstract

One of the most fascinating keyboard instruments which precedes the pianoforte is the harpsichord. The harpsichord played a primary role in eighteenth century music. It assumed a position similar to that of the concert grand piano during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Yet, today the harpsichord is not considered an obsolete instrument. It has undergone an unprecedented revival during the present century, and the harpsichord presently enjoys a unique popularity.

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