University of Pittsburgh

Highlights

Courtesy of Natalie and  Eugene Phillips, the Department of Music now owns a clavichord. Donated by the Phillips from their personal collection, the clavichord will be a welcome addition to a departmental  collection which already includes two fine harpsichords. Popular from the 14th through the 18th centuries, the clavichord produces a much subtler, softer sound then its contemporary, the harpsichord. And while we expect that the instrument will be used primarily by our piano students, no doubt some ambitious young composers will come up with novel applications for their original scores.

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