Edition Beurmann – Italian Harpsichord
The Italian Harpsichord library contains a historical harpsichord built in 1579 by Pierluigi in Livorno. Sharing its tonal qualities for almost half a millenium, it is a classic example of how Italian harpsichords were built for about 200 years.
Compared to its Dutch and English siblings, the Pierluigi harpsichord stands out due to its light and simple design (one 8' register) and mostly because of its fundamental, sonorous warm and deep tone.
This unique instrument in the collection of Andreas Beurmann still remains in excellent playable condition despite its age. It is now available for the first time for your sampler within the Italian Harpsichord library, presented in its original meantone tuning at