harpsichord

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Message 15753 · 1 Feb 1999 13:07:15 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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I have yet to hear an electronic imitation of the sound a Harpsichord makes
that is even remotely like the real thing, although there are some extremely
good piano-sound emulators on the market. I suspect the sound decay on the
sound of a harpsichord is too variable and individualistic to be reproduced
electronically.
Sir Thomas Beecham's description of the Harpsichord sound was cruel but not
altogether inapt: "Sounds like the clattering of a hen dancing on the keys of
a piano".
Nicolas B.

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