Portuguese Stringed Keyboard Instruments of the 18th Century: Clavichords, Harpsichords, Fortepianos and Spinets

Contents

PREFACE
 
STRING KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS IN PORTUGAL: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
String Keyboard Instruments in Portugal from the Renaissance to the Romantic Era
Portuguese String Keyboard Makers of the 18th Century
Orientation and Development of the Keyboard compass
 
CLAVICHORDS AND SQUARE PIANOS
Clavichords:
   Introduction
   Description of the instruments
Square Pianos:
   Introduction
   Instrument description
 
WING-SHAPED INSTRUMENTS WITH STRINGS RUNNING IN THE DIRECTION OF THE KEY LEVERS
Instruments that are, or were originally, harpsichords:
Probable immediate Italian influence
   Introduction
   Instrument description
Development of a National style
   Introduction
   Description of the instruments
Instruments with some English features
   Introduction
   Instrument description
Appendix
   Introduction
   Instrument description
Fortepianos
   Introduction
   Description of the instruments
 
BENTSIDE SPINETS
   Introduction
   Description of the instruments
 
MOULDINGS AND GLOSSARY
 
ILLUSTRATIONS
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY