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vir·gin·al

(vĭr'ji-năl),
1. Relating to a virgin.
2. Synonym(s): virgin (2)
[L. virginalis]

vir·gin·al

(vĭr'ji-năl)
1. Relating to or having the characteristics of a virgin.
2. Synonym(s): virgin (2) .
[L. virginalis]

virginal

(vĕr′jĭn-ăl) [L. virgo, a maiden]
Rel. to a virgin or to virginity.
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Between sets Esfahani discussed the pieces on his playlist, the harpsichord and Bach, dwelling on how the harpsichord -- thanks to its range and unique sound -- can create the illusion of a full orchestra.
The harpsichord string is plucked, usually by a quill, while the piano string is struck.
This part of the disc proves that the harpsichord is a facile instrument capable of providing a seasonal sound environment.
Vier Sonaten fur Cembalo / Pianoforte unci Viola da Gamba = Four Sonatas for Harpsichord / Pianoforte and Viola da Gamba.
The evening is a tribute to the Dutch harpsichord player and leading baroque musician Gustav Leonhardt who died in January.
In addition to solo pieces for violin, oboe and recorder, the concert will also feature ensembles for voice, violin and harpsichord, flute, violin and harpsichord as well as recorder, flute and harpsichord.
It is the metaphor I want for the public reception of composer and artist Catherine Christer Hennix's The Electric Harpsichord.
Aspects of harpsichord making in the British Isles.
The fifth volume in the outstanding Pendragon Press 'The Historical Harpsichord' series, "Aspects Of Harpsichord Making In The British Isles" focuses on the 18th Century English harpsichords produced by Shudi and Kirckman, and other British Georgian era makers (including Ferdinand Webert who operated out of Dublin, Ireland).
He is the first harpsichord player to join the ranks of the BBC New Generation Artists and to win support from the renowned Borletti-Buitoni musical trust.
Also on display is the clavicytherium, a rare instrument thatAAEs a vertical and more complex version of the harpsichord.
Word History: When a harpsichord is played, pressing on the keys causes the strings to be plucked in such a way that loudness and softness cannot be controlled.