EARLY KEYBOARD INFORMATION
New Grove Early Keyboard Instruments,313 pages.New Grove Piano,190 pages.New Grove Organ,437 pages.$14.95 each, available from W. W. Norton, New York,800/233-4830.
Technique and Interpretation on the Harpsichord and Clavichord.Richard Troeger, Indiana University Press, Bloomington IN, 1987, 252 pages.
The Harpsichord Owner’s Guide.Edward L. Kottick, University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill and London, 1987, 180 pages.
Ruckers.Grant O’Brien, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1990, 346 pages.
Keyboard Musical Instruments in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.John Koster, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1994, 408 pages. (much more than a catalogue).
De Clavicordio - Proceedings of the International Clavichord Symposium.Bernard Brauchli, ed., Regione Piemonte, Torino, 1994, 278 pages.(Subsequent volumes in 1995 and 1998)
The Clavichord.Bernard Brauchli, Cambridge Unitversity Press, 1998
Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making.Frank Hubbard, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 1967, 400+ pages.
The Harpsichord and Clavichord.Raymond Russell, Second Edition, Faber and Faber,London & Boston, 1973, 300 + pages.
“Early Keyboard Journal”, a joint publication of The Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society and The Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society; comes with membership.
“Early Music”, Journals Manager, Oxford University Press, Walton St., Oxford OX2 6DP, England.
“Clavichord International”, Gladiolenlaan 19, NL-2121 SM Bennebroek, Netherlands
“Harpsichord and Fortepiano”, Peacock Press, Scout Bottom Farm, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 5JS.
“FoMRHI Quarterly(Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historical Instruments”), Hon. Treasurer, Barbara Stanley, 21 Broad St., Clifton Beds SG17 5RJ, U.K.
“The Galpin Society Journal”, Mr. A.C. Higgitt, 7 Perceval Ave., London NW3 4PY, UK.
Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society (MHKS):Newsletter, “Early Keyboard Journal”, annual meeting with lectures, workshops, demonstrations, builders exhibit.Ben Bechtel, 2906 Clermont OH 43209.www.mhks.org
The Boston Clavichord Society,P.O. Box 515, Waltham MA 02454. www.mtholyoke.edu/~adurfee/bcs/
The Historic Keyboard Society (Ohio area), c/o Michael Foley 1415 Cowman Ct., Xenia OH 45385.
Iowa City Early Keyboard Society (ICEKS):newsletter, concert series, members meetings.308 Courts St. Place, Iowa City IA 52245-4655. www.jccn.iowa.ia.us/~iceks1/
Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society (SEHKS): newsletter, journal, annual meeting with lectures, demonstrations, builders exhibit.P.O. Box 32022, Charlotte NC 28232-2022.www.sehks.org
The Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, Inc.: newsletter, conferences, workshops.One Cottage St., Easthampton MA 01027.
Early Music America, 1142 ½ Bellflower Rd., Cleveland OH 44106.
Vancouver Society for Early Music: sponsors a significant series of workshops and concerts with international performers. 1254 West 7th Ave., Vancouver BC V6H 1B6.
FESTIVALS - USA
Baroque Performers Institute (summer), The Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College,
Oberlin OH 44077
Harpsichord Workshops (summer), Edward Parmentier, School of Music, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109
Boston Early Music Festival and Exhibition - biennial eventodd years. 25 Huntington
Ave., Boston MA 02116www.bemf.org
Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, biennial event - even years.Cal Performances, 101
Zellerbach Hall, U. of C, Berkeley CA 94720
Vancouver Society for Early Music - Contact as above.
Connecticut Early Music Festival.Directed by Igor Kipnis, in June.Tel: 203/444-2419.
San Francisco Early Music Society Summer Workshops, Dominican College, San Rafael
CA.June & July, sessions in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music and
instrument building. Tel: 510/528-1725
INSTRUMENT COLLECTIONS - USA
To get the most from your visit, contact the institution for information before you plan your trip.
The Shrine to Music Museum, 414 E. Clark, Vermillion SD 57069, 605/677-5306.(A
superb world-class collection, in the Midwest.)www.usd.edu/smm
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston MA 02115
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 10028
Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments, P.O. Box 2117, New Haven CT
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 20506
LOCAL MUSIC SERIES
Music of the Baroque, Suite 1610, 100 N. LaSalle St. Chicago IL 60602baroque.org
Chicago Baroque Ensemble312/274-2528
Early Music from the Newberry Library 60 W. Walton, Chicago IL 60610.312/943-9090ext. 310.www.newberry.org
The Bach Society (chamber ensemble) Rm. 2515, 550 Frontage Rd., Northfield IL 60093
First try contacting the maker of your instrument.Then try contacting your local builder.Then:
Instrument Workshop, 7793 Highway 66,Ashland OR 97520, 541/488-4671. www.fortepiano.com
Zuckermann Harpsichords, Inc., Box 151, Stonington CT 06378,860/535-1715.(toll-free order:888-HARPSCD).www.zhi.net
Hubbard Harpsichords, 31 Union Ave., Sudbury MA 01776,978/443-3417. hubharp.com
Harpsichord Clearing House, 9 Chestnut St., Rehoboth MA 02769.800/252-4304.(publishes a national listing of used harpsichords, virginals, spinets, clavichords, fortepianos and small chamber organs, showroom of about thirty used instruments.Web site:www.harpsichord.com).
Harpsichord Tuning, G. C. Klop, and The Equal Beating Temperaments, Owen Jorgensen,
both published by The Sunbury Press, P.O. Box 1778, Raleigh NC 27602.Often available from Zuckermann Harpsichordsand Harpsichord Clearing House (above)
Korg and other electronic devices are available at music stores and from Zuckermannand Harpsichord Clearing House.Check to make sure the model you’re interested in “hears” the harpsichord sound well - there is a range of very good to frustrating.
for antique keyboard instruments are available from many museums in this country and Europe.Presently there are over 80 plans available for a wide variety of harpsichords, over 30 different antique clavichords, and approximately 26 fortepianos.Contact the museums and collections directly for their current listings.
TEACHERS - Chicago area
David Schrader 773/262-3202 (Chicago - northside) davidschrader.com
Roger Goodman 773/348-1940 (Chicago)
Shirley Grudzien 630/961-5473 (Naperville)
Yollanda Ionescu 847/827-4554 (Des Plaines)
David Schrader 773/262-3202 (northside Chicago)davidschrader.com
Carol Lems-Dworkin, P.O. Box 1646, Evanston IL 60204
HARPSICHORD - Milwaukee area
Joan Parsley 414/258-6133
Clara Abellard.847/470-0115.Wide variety of styles from early Flemish to finest French Rococo soundboard paintings, and landscape and decorative painting for case and lids.
Ensemble Capella 630/322-9408(Downers Grove) Jim & Angie Clemens - chamber music for weddings, open houses, dinner parties and other special occasions.www.jeclemens.com