2012 Carmel Bach Festival Early Keyboard Gallery

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INSTRUMENT The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1624 “Colmar” Ruckers The Italian Harpsichord after Grimaldi The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1638 Ruckers The French Double Harpsichord
after Blanchet 1733
The Fortepiano after Stein The
Continuo
Organ
The
Continuo
Organ
PICTURE
Colmar Ruckers Double Harpsichord 6K jpeg
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Grimaldi Harpsichord 7K jpeg
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Ruckers Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg
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French Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg
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Hubbard Stein fortepiano 6K jpeg
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Klop Organ 8K jpeg
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DISPOSITION 2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
4⁠´ register worked by lever on wrestplank
2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Both registers movable by stop levers on wrestplank
2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
Stop registers worked by levers on wrestplank
2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, no buff
Stop registers worked by levers through nameboard
Double strung throughout 8⁠´, 4⁠´, 2⁠´, 11/3⁠´
Divided stop registers
(Quint to treble only)
8⁠´, 4⁠´, 2⁠´, 22/3⁠´
Divided stop registers
(Quint to treble only)
RANGE Two 55-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG,AA–d'''
One 56+1-note
boxwood & cherry keyboard
with skunktail sharps
GG–d'''
Two 58-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG–e'''
Two 61+1-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
FF–f'''
One 62-note
reverse keyboard
with ivory-slipped sharps
FF–f''',g'''
One 54-note
reverse keyboard
with cherry sharps C–f'''
One 54+1-note
reverse keyboard
with snakewood sharps C–f'''
TRANSPOSITION A415/A440 A415/A440 A415/A440 A392/A415/A440 A430
A440 capable
A415/A440/A466 A415/A440
STRINGING Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire Strung in US Yellow Brass wire Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire Strung in US Yellow Brass, and Malcolm Rose Soft Iron wire All wooden pipes All wooden pipes
ACTION Tapered wooden jacks with black celcon plectra, leathered registers Traditional beech jacks with black celcon plectra Tapered wooden jacks with black celcon plectra, leathered registers Tapered wooden jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, leathered registers

Hubbard Viennese action rebuilt by Janine Johnson with metal kapsels, complete backcheck

Knee-operated dampers, Moderator with knob piercing nameboard

Mechanical Mechanical
CONSTRUCTION Lime case, lid & bottom, Italian alpine spruce soundboard, pearwood bridges & rails False inner-outer construction with cypress inner case and limewood exterior case,
Swiss pine soundboard, walnut bridge, nut & wrestplank veneer
Basswood case, lid & bottom, Engelmann spruce soundboard, pearwood 8⁠´ bridge, beech 4⁠´ bridge Basswood case, lid & bottom, Norway spruce soundboard, cherry bridge, beech rails American cherry roundtail case, veneered lid, Sitka spruce soundboard

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

DECORATION

Distressed soundboard painting in appropriate style

Gilded rose

Distressed handpainted grey case, bright mouldings, Ruckers-style brass hinges

Distressed hand-printed Flemish papers to keywell and case rim

Lid painting by Millicent Tomkins

Hand-rubbed painted finish, Florentine decoration by Adrian Card

Ornamental iron lid flap hinges

Soundboard painting in appropriate style

Gilded rose

Handpainted black exterior, red lid interior, gilded mouldings, Ruckers-style brass hinges

Flemish papers to keywell and case rim

 

Decoration by Janine Johnson:

Soundboard painting

Gilded rose

Chinoiserie on deep purple ground

Oil gilt mouldings and case bands

Varnished case finish Pierced panels to sides & back Pierced panels to sides & back
STAND & ACCESSORIES

Turned trestle travel stand in ebonized mahogany

Cherry music desk & lid stick

Painted turned beech stand & lid stick

Walnut music desk

Turned trestle stand in cherry

Matching music desk & lid stick

Seven leg Louis-XV cabriole leg stand

Turned trestle travel stand in walnut

Matching walnut music desk

Four turned and fluted legs Instrument rests directly on floor Instrument rests directly on floor
SIGNATURE [unsigned —
KEVIN FRYER 2003]
KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1988 KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1997 JOHN PHILLIPS • BERKELEY • 1999 [unsigned] GC KLOP
GARDEREN
[unsigned —
GC KLOP
GARDEREN]
PROVENANCE Kevin Fryer Harpsichords Private ownership,
San Francisco
Kevin Fryer Harpsichords Private ownership,
Oakland CA
Private ownership,
Oakland CA
San Francisco Bach Choir UC Berkeley
CONCERT USE
Subject to change
Thursday Twilights Wednesday July 18 Twlight; Monday concert Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday concerts; Adams Showcase July 11 pre-Fest concert; Tuesday recital July 11 pre-Fest concert Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday concerts; Adams Showcase Monday concert
All the early keyboard instruments are procured and delivered by Kevin Fryer Harpsichords. All early keyboards prepared throughout the Carmel season by Carey Beebe.

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