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