harpsichord harpsichord  /ˈhɑrpsə ˌkɔrd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots

Usage(s):

  1. To ears that like it, the music of the 18th-Century harpsichord rustles sweetly, subtly, with a wealth of tonal color.
  2. The harpsichord went out when the piano came in.
  3. Today, harpsichord playing occupies the position that falconry does in the field of sports.

News

  1. Getting Out 6/7/13

    Live! and Baroque! At the Museum Laguna Beach Live! presents “Beautiful Baroque! Flute and Harpsichord” featuring Florence and Robert Estrin at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Live! at the Museum takes place the second Thursday of each month and is free to museum members and to [...]
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Laguna Beach Independent

  2. A Firebrand Media Publication

    Live! and Baroque! At the Museum Laguna Beach Live! presents “Beautiful Baroque! Flute and Harpsichord” featuring Florence and Robert Estrin at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Laguna Beach Independent

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Quotes

  1. Frontman Britt Daniel tells Billboard that the band is "busy looking for instruments we've never played before. So far we have an electric harpsichord, a bunch of harmonicas and these weird Japanese instruments. We want [the new record] to be wild....
    on Apr 12, 2006 By: Britt Daniel Source: CMJ.com

  2. "His execution was amazing, considering his little fingers could scarcely reach a 5th on the harpsichord," Barrington wrote on hearing one recital.
    on Nov 29, 2009 By: Daines Barrington Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Davies says: "I cut 300 circular shapes with a laser cutting machine out of John Parry's score, Four Lessons for Harp or Harpsichord, choosing the pieces randomly. I then glued the 300 pieces to create a new score. The reconfigured material will be...
    on Apr 3, 2010 By: Rhodri Davies Source: WalesOnline

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