Instrument based on plans from the Germanisches Museum in Nuremberg; transposition A = 392/415/440 Hz In collaboration with the Paul McNulty Fortepianos and Historische Tasteninstrumente Johann-Gottfried Schmidt.
A 'revival' instrument with metal jacks. It belongs to a private collection located in Holland. The work includes repairing the detached hitch pin rail, converting the leather plectra to "silver tone", adjusting and cleaning the whole mechanism, repairing the keyboard.
The Italian harpsichord was built by Matthias Kramer (Germany). The work on the instrument includes adjusting the mechanism, correcting intonation, replacing some strings and adjusting the discount section of the bridge pins.
The work includes cleaning and maintenance, adjustment, replacing strings, replacing felts and making missing hammers.
The works include removal of the old paint, marbling, shimming and making new decoration of the soundboard, decoration of the inner walls and the inner part of the lid with decorative paper, gluing in a metal rosette, replacement of strings, replacement of plastic key covers with natural materials (bone, cherry), making a new stand.
Adjustment, gilding and replacement of the decorative paper in a two-manual Flemish harpsichord built by Titus Crijnen, now in a private collection in the Netherlands.
The harpsichord part was recorded on a copy of the harpsichord according to Blanchet made by Reinhardt von Nagel belonging to the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. The instrument featured on the cover of the CD J.S. Bach - Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1017-1019, published by Prelude Classics, https://preludeclassics.com, was built by Krzysztof Kulis according to historical sources.
The instrument, decorated in Flemish style, was built by a Polish builder Krzysztof Kulis based on historical sources.
The scope of works included: removal of the previous coating, filling in the defects in the instrument case, reconstructing the corners, painting and gilding, covering the inner walls and the inner part of the lid with decorative paper and decorating the soundboard. The instrument was used on the cover of the album J.S. Bach - Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1017-1019, published by Prelude Classics, https://preludeclassics.com.
The spinet is used in the play 'Husband and Wife' by Aleksander Fredro. More information here: https://teatrpolonia.pl/event-data/4255/maz-i-zona.
Work on the instrument included gluing a detached hatch pin rail, replacing some strings, intonation and adjusting the keyboard. KHK also provided harpsichord consultation.
The restoration work at Pleyel 14810 was led by Paul McNulty. During the works taking place in December and January, the strings were replaced, cracks in the soundboard were repaired, the shellac surface on the soundboard was cleaned, and the keyboard and the mechanism were adjusted.
The instrument is currently in Berlin, in a private collection. The works included: replacing the leather parts, replacing the moderator felt, replacing the bass strings, making a new music desk, regulation of the mechanism, voicing, replacing the felt on the damper mechanism and replacing the leather in the keyboard.
The instrument is the property of the Music Academy in Gdańsk.
The work included cleaning the mechanism and the soundboard, adjusting the mechanism, and repairing the instrument's analog amplifiers.
A copy of this historical instrument was built in 2015 at the Fabrizio Acanfory workshop in Naples. Its prototype, an instrument by Carl Grimaldi, built in Messina in 1697, is in the Germanisches Museum in Nuremberg. It is currently in the private collection in Warsaw. The instrument is made of cypress wood, with a spruce soundboard and a headstock covered with a walnut veneer. GG-d keyboard range '' with triple transposition 392/415/440. Disposition 2x 8 '. On the outer side of the instrument case there is a gilded ornament with a deciduous motif (maureska). On the inside of the hatch there is a landscape with the Monteleone Castle in South Tyrol (in German, Lebenberg Castle) and the surrounding wine plantations.
It is an Italian virginal, brown-red in color, and has a total of three landscapes. Two miniatures on the front, left and right sides of the keyboard, and a large one on the inside of the flap. On the front two there are two species of the cat family inhabiting Asia. Left - four manulas, also known as Pallas Cats (Otocolobus manul), a species that has existed for at least 2 million years. It is the only cat with round pupils. It differs from an ordinary domestic cat in slightly larger sizes and a characteristic, long and dense hair, almost twice as long in the abdominal area as on the back. Steppe Manul is known for its unique facial expressions. The miniature on the right shows the golden mormi (Catopuma temminckii), also known as the Asian golden cat and the Asian golden cat. According to one of the Thai legends, the mormi has a magical power to ward off tigers.
The works included painting the entire instrument, gilding, gilding a Latin sentence and mechanism regulation it. The instrument is currently in a private collection in Gdańsk.