2019 Carmel Bach Festival Early Keyboard Gallery

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INSTRUMENT The Italian Harpsichord after Grimaldi The Flemish Double Harpsichord The Flemish Double Harpsichord The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1624 “Colmar” Ruckers The Lautenwerk
after Adlung’s description of an instrument by Johann Nikolaus Bach
The Fortepiano after Mozart’s Geburtshaus Walter c1782 The
Continuo
Organ
The
Continuo
Organ
PICTURE
Grimaldi Harpsichord 7K jpeg
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Flemish Double Harpsichord 9K jpeg
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Flemish Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg
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Colmar Ruckers Double Harpsichord 6K jpeg
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Lautenwerk 10K jpeg
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Belt Walter fortepiano 8K jpeg
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Klop Organ 8K jpeg
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Klop Organ 8K jpeg
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CODE NAME Grimaldi Chinese Haas Gray Haas Colmar Lautenwerk Fortepiano Organ I Organ II
DISPOSITION 2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Both registers movable by stop levers on wrestplank

2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on front 8⁠´
Front 8⁠´ dogleg with lower keyboard coupling,
registers worked by iron levers on wrestplank

2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on front 8⁠´
Front 8⁠´ dogleg with lower keyboard coupling, 4⁠´ register worked by brass lever on wrestplank
2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
4⁠´ register worked by lever on wrestplank
Double strung GG–f#' with 4⁠´ to B, then single strung to d''', split buff to both keyboards,
registers worked by brass levers through nameboard
lower keyboard slides
Double strung up to g', then triple strung 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 One 56+1-note
boxwood & cherry keyboard
with skunktail sharps
GG–d'''
Two 56-note
keyboards
with bone naturals, ebony-capped stained fruitwood sharps, & embossed parchment fronts
GG–d'''
Two 56-note
keyboards
with bone naturals, ebony-capped stained frutiwood sharps, & embossed parchment fronts
GG–d'''
Two 55-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG,AA–d'''
Two 56+2-note
reverse keyboards with ebony naturals, bone-slipped fruitwood sharps & pearwood arcades
GG–d'''
One 63-note
reverse keyboard
with bone-slipped ebony sharps, & gilded ebony keyfronts
FF–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 A415/A440 A392/A415/A440 A430
A440 capable
A415/A440/A466 A415/A440
STRINGING Strung in US Yellow Brass wire, historic pins Strung in US Red & Yellow Brass, and Malcolm Rose Soft Iron wire, zither pins Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire, zither pins Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire, historic pins

Strung in silver spun fiber core, gut & Nylgut mixture, historic pins

Strung in Malcolm Rose Yellow Brass, and “B” Iron wire, zither pins All wooden pipes All wooden pipes
ACTION Traditional beech jacks with black Celcon plectra in oak boxguide Tapered pearwood jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black Celcon for 4⁠´, working in box guide Tapered pearwood jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black Celcon for 4⁠´, working in box guide Tapered pearwood jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black Celcon for 4⁠´, leathered registers Pearwood jacks with Celcon plectra, Canada goose for back 8⁠´

Viennese action with metal kapsels, complete backcheck

Knee-operated dampers and moderator

Mechanical Mechanical
CONSTRUCTION False inner-outer construction with cypress inner case and limewood exterior case,
Swiss pine soundboard, walnut bridge, nut & wrestplank veneer

Poplar case, Swiss pine soundboard, pearwood bridges, cherry nuts

Frame & panel lid flap

Spine toolbox

Sitka spruce spine, poplar case, Swiss pine soundboard, pearwood bridges, cherry nuts

Frame & panel lid flap

Spine toolbox

Lime case, lid & bottom, Italian alpine spruce soundboard, pearwood bridges & rails Poplar case, Sitka spruce soundboard Walnut veneered case, solid walnut lid, Sitka spruce soundboard

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

DECORATION

Hand-rubbed painted finish, Florentine decoration by Adrian Card

Ornamental iron lid flap hinges

Soundboard painting

Gilded rose

Chinoiserie exterior on green ground & chinoserie lid interior on maroon ground, bright mouldings

Flemish papers to keywell & case rim

Soundboard painting

Gilded rose

Handpainted grey casse, gilded mouldings & case bands

Flemish papers to keywell & case rim

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

Rose carved directly into soundboard

Chinoiserie by Pamela Gladding on black lacquer

Gilded mouldings, case bands & stand mouldings

Cast brass hinges

 

French polished case

Scrimshaw plaques for nameboard inscription & keycheek ornament

Pierced panels to sides & back Pierced panels to sides & back
STAND & ACCESSORIES

Painted turned beech stand & lid stick

Walnut music desk

Painted turned trestle stand

Matching music desk & lid stick

Turned trestle stand in cherry

Matching music desk & lid stick

Turned trestle travel stand in ebonized mahogany

Cherry music desk & lid stick

Five-leg table stand with bottom skirt

Stained mahogany music desk

Five square tapered legs Instrument rests directly on floor Instrument rests directly on floor
SIGNATURE KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1988 RONALD HAAS • APVT • APTOS • FECIT [1989]

[unsigned —
RONALD HAAS 1996
posthumously completed by KEVIN FRYER 2019 ]

[unsigned —
KEVIN FRYER 2003]
ANDEN HOUBEN • FECIT • 1997 PHILIP BELT
[1981]
GC KLOP
GARDEREN
[unsigned —
GC KLOP
GARDEREN]
PROVENANCE Private ownership,
San Francisco, CA

Private ownership,
Mountain View, CA

Kevin Fryer Harpsichords Kevin Fryer Harpsichords Private ownership,
Pebble Beach, CA †
Private ownership,
New York, NY
San Francisco Bach Choir UC Berkeley
CONCERT USE
Subject to change
Wed Intermezzi Wed Mission concert; Mon & Tue Intermezzi; Best of the Fest Sun concert; Thu Jul 18 concert; Best of the Fest Thu Twilight in the Cathedral; Best of the Fest Wed Foyer Saturday concert; 17 Jul Twilight; Jul 27 recital; Best of the Fest Sun concert; Best of the Fest Wed Mission concert; Mon & Wed Intermezzi; Thu Twilight in the Cathedral; VBA Showcase; Best of the Fest
All the early keyboard instruments (except †) are procured by Kevin Fryer Harpsichords. All early keyboards prepared throughout the Carmel season by Carey Beebe.

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