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The Italian Harpsichord after Grimaldi

2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Both registers movable
One 56+1-note boxwood keyboard GG–d''' A415/A440
Traditional beech jacks with boar bristle springs
    & Canada goose quill, working in box guide
Strung in Malcolm Rose Yellow Brass wire
False inner-outer construction, cypress and Swiss pine
Gothic-style soundboard rose by Janine Johnson
Hand-rubbed oil finish, hinges in iron
Turned beech stand and matching lid sticks


Ideal for accompaniment.

Size: 235 x 95cm
Value: $34000
Performance Fee: $900

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* Flightcase compatible
for safe transit anywhere

Our 1990 Grimaldi made its debut with Brisbane’s Badinerie Players in the first Australian original instrument performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. It was then chosen by Christopher Hogwood for The Australian Opera’s production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito. From 2004, the Grimaldi had a permanent home at Melbourne’s Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music, returning to our hire fleet five years later. The Grimaldi has been used by overseas ensembles including Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Italiano, Il Giardino Armonico, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Tafelmusik, and has featured in several national tours of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.


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