Harpsichord or Clavichord: What Does Georg Simon Löhlein Recommend to Practice on?


The paper is concerned of the most popular in 18th and 19th centuries Russia «Clavier-Schule» of Löhlein due to it first publication in Russian in 1773. The specificity of understanding the term «clavichord» in Russia and the importance of the clavichord in early study of clavier playing are analyzed. We investigate also the problems of clavichord touch, ornamentation and articulation by precise fingering.