Forget The Piano, Let’s Bring Back The Harpsichord

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They say that everything old is new again. In the case of the harpsichord, this definitely applies – or should anyway.

It’s hard to imagine, but before there was the venerable piano, everyone played the harpsichord. Actually, they played a whole group of similar instruments, including the virginal, spinet, clavicytherium, ottavino, and clavichord.

Then, around two hundred years ago, these instruments almost all went extinct.