With a firm belief that the dissemination of knowledge is more critical than following the historical precedent of only posting in established journals, I offer this space for organological studies by those who would care to make use of it. We will remain a little more formal here than in the Restoration Reports, and other instruments besides square pianos are fair game for publishing! Perhaps in time this will all morph into something like “Early Piano Tech” but for now we will use this space and see if interest grows. I will also repost selected articles that have made it onto the web already, as a gathering spot for this information.
I recently gave a talk in Cincinnati on the subject of recreating the small clavicimbalum found in the carved altarpiece form the Minden Cathedral. The full paper is now given below:
Next we have some work from a recent restoration of a Broadwood grand piano of 1791, specifically speaking on the subject of restoration philosophy in general.
Here is a companion article by Peter Bavington on recreating the Kefermarkt Clavicytherium.
Below is the article on the Robert Nunns, Clark and Co piano, along with Youtube video so you can hear it.