Thursday, April 24, 2014

Keyboard-Operated Harp in Brussels

I'm not sure if this instrument in the Brussels Musical Instruments Museum is plucked or struck, but what a conversation piece it must be. If you know anything more about this wonderful and unique instrument, leave some info in the comments.

Update: It's a Dietz harp-piano! Thanks for the info, Yee-Ning.

Brussels- Musical Instruments Museum
xian_kath / flickr


  1. Leather-covered hooks pluck the strings. Reference: Harp-Piano entry.

  2. Anonymous1:20 PM

    It is a keyboard harp, the strings were plucked and the sound were us a harp. The strings were covered with silk and was used until the end of the 800, the first 900.
    Italiano: Si tratta di una claviarpa le corde erano pizzicate da dita in ottone ed erano in metallo rivestite credo da seta, è stata uisata fino alla fine dell'800 primi 900.