Clavichord


Wessberg, Eric

Style: clavichord
Inv.no.: N83583
Place: Stockholm
Date: 1821
Compass: FF—c4
Dimensions: 2045 x 605 x 216

This is a late clavichord in the Stockholm tradition. Wessberg learnt the trade in Lindholm’s workshop, as can be seen when this instrument is compared to the Lindholm clavichords.

The clavichord is a deposition from Nordiska museet. It was given to the museum in 1897. Probably it has never been tuned since then. To demonstrate the stability the tuning was left untouched for the recording, as was done for the clavichord by Lindholm & Söderström from 1807 (N191234). The pitch is two semitones below modern pitch and about one semitone below the original pitch.

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