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Bizzi French Double Manual Harpsichord after Goermans-Taskin

by Bizzi
Original price £34,995.00 - Original price £34,995.00
Original price
£34,995.00 - £34,995.00
Current price £34,995.00
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This unique French Double Manual Harpsichord after Goermans-Taskin, built in 2023, was specially commissioned for renowned harpsichordist Jane Chapman's recital at the London International Festival of Early Music in November 2023. Jane's recital included works by Bach, Rameau, Handel, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Louis Couperin, Froberger, Frescobaldi, Royer and Purcell, as well as the world première of Tears, no more by Roxanna Panufnik.

Click here to read The Guardian's review of Jane Chapman's recital and this 'showstopping harpsichord'

The original instruments upon which Bizzi has based his studies are amongst the most important known harpsichords. The Goermans-Taskin was originally a Flemish harpsichord that Taskin transformed (ravalement) into a great French instrument. Its bright and sonorous voice makes it particularly suitable for a wide repertoire and for large concert halls.

  • Compass: F 1 - G 5, 62 keys
  • 2x 8'+4' stops and buff stop
  • Transposition 415 - 440 Hz
  • Case and lid: poplar, fir and beech
  • Six beech legs screwed to the instrument, Louis XVI style
  • Soundboard: red resonance spruce from Val di Fiemme
  • Soundboard wood grain: Extra Fine
  • Keyboard: spruce, ebony (diatonic keys) and bone (chromatic keys)
  • Jacks: pear wood with delrin or celcon plectra
  • Tuning pins: forged iron, historical type, with hole
  • Strings: red brass, yellow brass and ancient-type iron
  • Tortoiseshell decoration
  • Gold-leaf bands and mouldings
  • Rose and hinges made of bronze casting
  • Dimensions: 237 x 92 x 31 cm
  • Weight: 65 kg



  • Matching adjustable bench
  • High protection transport cover
  • Leg bag
  • Double gold leaf bands
  • Complete soundboard decoration
  • Louis XVI-style stand
  • Decorated lid
  • Tool box with tools and spare parts
  • DVD Instruction Manual (about 1 hour)

For more details about this or any other Bizzi Harpsichord in our showrooms, please do not hesitate to contact us. 


Tel: 01274 288100