CLAVICHORD

Clavichord

5-octave clavichord by Friederici (1774) made by Renée Geoffrion

This 5-octave unfretted clavichord can play repertoire from the earliest clavichord composers to the height of the Classical era of the late-18th century. Inspired from an instrument in the Musée de la musique in Paris built by Friederici in 1774, it is made of walnut and the two decorative roses are particularly beautiful. Apart from its beauty and intimacy, it is a strict task master and I have spent many instructive hours honing my hand position and touch to achieve the best quality of sound.