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The Neapolitan Harpsichord after Giovanni Natale Bocalari *

2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Both registers movable
One 49+1-note boxwood & walnut keyboard C–c''' A392/A415/A440/A466
Traditional beech jacks, weighted, with boar bristle springs
    & Canada goose quill, working in box guide
Strung in Birkett Yellow Brass wire
False inner-outer construction, cypress and limewood
Swiss pine soundboard, walnut bridge, nut & mouldings
Gothic-style soundboard rose by Janine Johnson
Hand painted Cabinet Maker’s Blue exterior, Philadelphia Blue interior
Lid hinges in cast brass
Turned beech stand

CAREY BEEBE • MMII

Size: 202 x 78cm
Value: $32000
Performance Fee: $840

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* Flightcase compatible
for safe transit anywhere


Our 2002 Neapolitan has featured in many recordings beginning with the Turkish Delight album from the Persian Rugs, a side project from members of favorite Australian band Hoodoo Gurus. It’s been used to great effect in different Australian cities by visiting overseas ensembles including Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Italiano, Gabrieli Consort & Players, and Il Giardino Armonico, and traveled to Thursday Island in November 2006 for the Vast Productions film 4. We frequently put the Neapolitan on top of our Klop Continuo Organ to form an instant claviorgan, and it is often seen and heard in that format with Erin Helyard directing Sydney’s boutique period opera company Pinchgut Opera.


 

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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Sydney concert 88K jpeg
JAMIE WILLIAMS / FAIRFAX MEDIA

Musicians from Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin,
onstage City Recital Hall Sydney during their
concert for the 2014 Sydney Festival

 


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