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All British Clavichord Society Newsletter
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Books now available
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|NEW: Vocal Traditions in Conflict
Classical singers today are taught to use a permanent wide vibrato, with forceful production of high notes and a plummy low larynx position. Drawing on copious evidence from contemporary treatises and accounts of named singers – including castrati – Richard Bethell shows that eighteenth-century tradition was the opposite of this in almost every respect. For the works of Rossini and anything earlier, this modern opera-house style is utterly inappropriate. [more about this book].
Published by Peacock Press. Softback, 398 pages. ISBN 978–1–912271–49–8
|Price: £25.00 plus post & packing.|
|The Mirror of Human Life
A handbook to François Couperins harpsichord pieces, with explorations of the social, literary and theatrical worlds from which he drew so much of his inspiration. This is a second, revised edition of the book first published by Kings Music in 2002, incorporating the latest research and including a new essay by Jane Clark on the architecture of the Ordres [more about this book].
Softback, 224 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–3–7
|Price: £14.50 plus post & packing.|
|Five London Piano Makers
Brinsmead, Challen, Collard, Danemann, Welmar
The artistic, technical and commercial aspects of piano making, illustrated by the histories of five famous firms: with biographies of the colourful characters who created them, and anecdotes from the factory floor [more about this book]. For a sequel, scroll down to the next item.
Softback, 136 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–1–3
|This book is officially out of print, but we have a few last copies available, price £15.00 plus post & packing|
More London Piano Makers
Eavestaff, Rogers, Squire, Knight, Chappell, Hopkinson
This is a sequel to Five London Piano Makers by the same author (see above), with histories of six more piano-making firms, presenting a picture of a bustling craft industry based in the streets around Camden Town in North London [more about this book].
Softback, 144 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–4–4
|Price: £15.00 plus post & packing|
|The Hubert Clavichord Data Book
A study of all eighteen surviving clavichords made by Christian Gottlob Hubert (1714–1793), illustrated with over 700 photos and comprehensive descriptions of each instrument. New edition, published by Keyword Press [more about this book].
Hardback, 304 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–5–1
|Price: £90.00 plus post & packing.|
|Clavichord Tuning and Maintenance
The indispensable guide for all clavichord owners, amateur or professional. [more about this book].
Softback, 224 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–2–0
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