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Hemsch, Henri [Jean-Henri; Johannes Heinrich Hembsch]locked

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(b Castenholtz, nr Cologne, bap. Feb 21, 1700; d Paris, Sept 1769). French harpsichord maker. His six-year apprenticeship with the German-born harpsichord maker Antoine Vater (fl Paris, 1715–59) began at the advanced age of 28, suggesting that Hemsch had already learned instrument making or a related trade, perhaps in his native Germany. The earliest extant Hemsch harpsichord (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) dates from ...

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