Saturday, October 03, 2009

Harpsichord Collection at the Royal Conservatory

These are some pictures I took earlier today at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. The first shot is looking west in front of Ihnatowicz Hall towards west wing and Conservatory Theatre (the multipurpose room on the second floor). The harpsichords are on display in the atrium. The skinny instrument on the second photo down is a John Shortridge harpsichord from Washington. The square harpsichord on the next photo down was built by Habbard and Dowd in 1952. I couldn't identify the instrument on its right. The harpsichord in the bottom photo was built in 1752 by Jacobus Kirchman in London.

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1 comment:

  1. "The skinny harpsichord..." hahaha. It reminds me of a, not even...more like a WHIPPET! Both skinny harpsichord and whippet need a big, juicy steak. hahah