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Organist, possibly identifiable with Manfred Barbarini Lupus.

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French piano maker who became head of the firm of Pleyel, Wolff & Cie in 1855. See Pleyel.

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Kevin O’Brien

(b Hartford, CT, Jan 7, 1923; d Charlottesville, VA, March 16, 1994). American composer, keyboard player, conductor, and teacher. He studied piano with Charles King, organ with Ernest White at the Pius X School of Liturgical Music in Manhattanville, New York, composition with Franz Wasner, and chant at Solesmes Abbey in France. In ...

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Maurice J.E. Brown, Eric Sams and Robert Winter

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See Schubert, Franz

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Wornum  

Peter Ward Jones

English family of music publishers and piano makers . Robert Wornum (i) (b ?Berkshire, 1742; d London, 1815) was established in Glasshouse Street, London (c1772–7), and then at 42 Wigmore Street (c1777–1815). He published many small books of dances and airs for the flute or violin, and was also a maker of violins and cellos. His son Robert Wornum (ii) (...

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Edwin M. Ripin and John Koster

The turnable metal pegs around which one end of the strings of a piano, harpsichord, clavichord, zither, European harp etc. are wound. They are turned to increase or decrease tension on the strings, thereby raising or lowering their pitch and enabling the instrument to be tuned. In modern instruments, the wrest pins are made of hardened steel, have accurately formed square heads that fit an appropriate tuning-key or ‘hammer’, are finely threaded at the end to be inserted into the ...

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Edwin M. Ripin and John Koster

The massive piece of wood into which the Wrest pins (tuning pins) of a piano, harpsichord, clavichord etc. are driven. In early instruments the wrest plank was made from solid timber, usually oak, walnut or beech. In modern pianos it is usually of cross-laminated maple or beech and is supported by the cast-iron frame that bears the tension imposed by the strings....

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Cynthia Adams Hoover, Roslyn Rensch and Hugh Davies

Firm of instrument makers and dealers of German origin.

Rudolph Wurlitzer (Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer; b Schöneck, Saxony, 31 Jan 1831; d Cincinnati, OH, 14 Jan 1914) came to the United States in 1853; he settled in Cincinnati and began dealing in musical instruments in addition to working in a local bank. It is likely that he was one of a long line of Saxon instrument makers, beginning with Heinrich Wurlitzer (...

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Hugh Davies

Electronic organ, several models of which were manufactured from 1966 by Wyvern Church Organs in Bideford, Devon, continuing as Wyvern Organ Builders Ltd in Fernhurst, near Haslemere. Preceding models from the 1950s were designed by Kenneth Burge (who had been involved in two companies manufacturing electronic organs that bore his name) and some later ones by Tony Koriander. Burge founded the Wyvern firm in ...

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See Liszt, Franz

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Joseph Kerman, Alan Tyson and Scott G. Burnham

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See Beethoven, Ludwig van

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Hugh Davies and Andrei Smirnov

Transistor-based analogue electronic organ. It was developed in 1965 in a special laboratory (established in 1964 by Vyacheslav Mescherin, founder of the Moscow Orchestra of Electro-musical Instruments) at the military factory for radio-electronic devices in Murom, central Russia. The Yunost’ was one of the electronic instruments that made up the V. Mescherin Band, which played dance music on Radio Moscow....

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Judith Tick

(b New York, NY, Dec 25, 1885; d Miami, FL, March 8, 1981). American composer and pianist. She changed her name to Mana Zucca in her teens and became a protégée of the pianist and teacher Alexander Lambert; according to her unpublished memoirs she performed with major orchestras in New York before the age of ten (although this and other claims in her memoirs have not been verified). In ...

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(1) Slide, as in Zugposaune (slide Trombone) and Zugtrompete ( Slide trumpet)

(2) A draw-stop on an organ or harpsichord. A Zugärmchen is a roller arm; and a Zugdraht or Zugrute is a pull-down.

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A Reed , as in Zungenpfeife (reedpipe), and Zungenstimmen or Zungenwerk (reed stop or Reed-work ).

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Organ builder. See Suisse.