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Lute-harpsichord (Fr. clavecin-luth; Ger. Lautenklavecimbel, Lautenklavier, Lautenwerck)locked

  • Edwin M. Ripin
  •  and Denzil Wraight


A gut-strung harpsichord (occasionally supplemented with a choir of metal strings) intended to imitate the sound of the lute. It should not be confused, however, with the so-called Lute stop on some harpsichords. Some writers have described the Arpicordo as a form of lute-harpsichord, but this is incorrect as ‘arpicordo’ is only another name for the Italian polygonal virginal. Gut-strung ...

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