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Burkat Shudi and his harpsichords

William Dale

Burkat Shudi and his harpsichords

by William Dale

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Published by Society of Antiquaries (of London) in (London) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Caption title.

Statement(Reprinted from the proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, 2nd series,vol. 23, 1910).
ContributionsShudi, Burkat.
The Physical Object
Pagination10 p., plates ;
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19499895M

He was originally trained as a cabinetmaker, but during the time of the Seven Years' War, Zumpe moved to England as one of the so-called TWELVE APOSTLES, arriving in London sometime in the s. He worked for a while with the harpsichord maker BURKAT SHUDI but in started up on his own at 7 Princes Street, Hanover Square. Harpsichord building in England only achieved great distinction in the 18th century with the work of two immigrant makers, Jacob Kirckman (from Alsace) and Burkat Shudi (from Switzerland). The harpsichords by these builders have been described by the famous builder-scholar Frank Hubbard as "possibly the culmination of the harpsichord maker's art".

Discover artworks, explore venues and meet artists. Art UK is the online home for every public collection in the UK. Featuring over , oil paintings by s artists.   Tschudi: The Harpsichord Maker (Classic Reprint) [William Dale] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from Tschudi: The Harpsichord Maker He desires to acknowledge his deep indebted ness to Miss Lucy Broadwood.

When the year-old Swiss craftsman Burkat Shudi made his way to London in , he could scarcely have imagined that he would play a pivotal role in the development of the modern piano. Initially, Shudi established a company that produced harpsichords, and on his first visit to London, the nine-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed on a. Shudi, Burkat [ Tschudi, Burkhardt] (b Schwanden, Switz., ; d London, ). Swiss-born harpsichord-maker who settled in Eng. Founded own business to which in his son-in-law John Broadwood succeeded. Among those who bought his instrs. were Frederick the Great, Maria Theresia, Haydn, Handel, Gainsborough, and Reynolds.


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His harpsichords drew on the Flemish tradition, dominated by Ruckers, whose harpsichords had become extremely prized in the 18th century; he himself owned and hired out two Ruckers usual specifications for his single-manual harpsichords was 8' 8' or 8' 8' 4' and for his double-manual harpsichords 8' 8' 4' and lute stop.

Shudi Burkat Shudi and his harpsichords book the father-in-law of John Broadwood who married his only daughter Barbara in From onwards the harpsichords were signed ‘Burkat Shudi and Johannes Broadwood’.

The miniature of an unknown gentleman is by Jean André Rouquet, ca. Händel - Suite No.5 Präludium HWV- Played by Riko Fukuda. Published on This walnut veneered harpsichord was made by the Swiss-born Burkat Shudi in It is one of his earliest instruments.

In response, English harpsichord builders made larger instruments and fitted them with devices designed to vary the volume.

But by about the piano had prevailed, largely thanks to the efforts of Broadwood himself. Broadwood had started his career making harpsichords in the workshop of Shudi's father, Burkat Shudi the elder (–). Burkat Shudi Maker Biography Burkat Shudi (the elder) was born in in the city of Glarus in Switzerland.

He had been taught joinery by his uncle and travelled to England in The family’s original name was Tschudi which he anglicised to Shudi when he arrived in England.

He quickly took to harpsichord building and worked for Hermann Tabel. As late as Tschudi had two Ruckers harpsichords in constant use, and his books contain such entries as these: ' Mr.

Lee had the Ruker for one night/ ' Miss Fleming hired the little Ruker.' (Duchess of Richmond had a new double harpsi- chord instead of a Ruker for hire.' ' Lady Pembroke hired the little Ruker for Bright- hampstone.'.

One is a single manual model dated and the other is a double manual harpsichord, naming both Burkat Shudi and John Broadwood as makers, dated The later instrument is faced with amboyna burl wood and is among the most elaborate of late English harpsichords, featuring the Venetian swell patented by Shudi in the same year, [21] a.

Alan Curtis Albert Museum Arnold Dolmetsch audience Bach Barbara's book Barenreiter bass bentside Boalch bottom braces bridge Burkat Shudi chord clavecin edited compass concert continuo Couperin Dale decoration developed disposition double manual early instruments early music Editor eight-foot choir eight-foot stops eighteenth century England.

WITH the resurgence of interest in the harpsichord has come an awakening of interest in the men who built them, and Donald Boalch's invaluable study Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord published first in has long been out of print and is so sought after that a completely re- vised edition is about to be published.

The image on this page dates back to when Marcus Tuscher put the Shudi Family on canvas, showing the Swiss-born harpsichord maker, Burkat Shudi () with his family.

Burkat was among those who modified the family name, having been born with the Tschudi name. Some instruments were made by Burkat, including those for Georg.

Frederick spent his early years in Germany and during his education there he became proficient at the cello and the harpsichord. In London, Frederick was a patron of Burkat Shudi, the most famous of harpsichord makers, and bills show that he purchased spinets (small harpsichords) for Lady Augusta and Prince George.

This harpsichord forms part of The Cobbe Collection and was made in in the workshop of Burkat Shudi and John Broadwood in London.

It has two 8-foot registers, one 4-foot register, a lute stop. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dale, William. Tschudi, the harpsichord maker. London, Constable, (OCoLC) Named Person: Burkat Shudi. THE HARPSICHORD Burkat Shudi made five harpsichords under his own name for Frederick the Great of Prussia. The first was made c, and sent from Shudi to Frederick for his new summer palace, Sans Souci, at Potsdam (which was built between and ).

It is. Burkat Shudi was Swiss, his name being Burkhardt Tschudi before anglicisation. He settled in England in and soon afterwards is known to have been working for the harpsichord maker Hermann Tabel. Byhe was in independent practice and signed a harpsichord said to have been given by Handel to his favourite soprano, Anna Strada.

Indeed. First he started working for Burkat Shudi. In the early ’s he set up his own business initially making ‘English guittars’, followed by the little square pianos like this one.

He is considered to be the first to make this kind of small piano in a time when the harpsichord was still in its golden age. His. There also has been a harpsichord preserved that belonged to Haydn. It is now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

It was built in in the workshop of Burkat Shudi and John Broadwood. For a harpsichord a “late” instrument. What possibilities did this instrument offer.

2 Manuals (5½ octaves). 2×8, 1×4. Lute (nasal). This walnut veneered harpsichord was made by the Swiss-born Burkat Shudi in It is one of his earliest instruments to survive.

It is thought that this Handel may have played this very instrument. Watch this film to learn more about the complexity of the harpsichord and hear its incredible sound. Some are lavishly marquetried (decorated with inlaid veneer), and the majority have three sets of strings operated by either one or two keyboards.

With his competitor Burkat Shudi (Burkhardt Tschudi), founder of the Broadwood firm of instrument makers, Kirkman was responsible for producing a majority of the best harpsichords in England. Shudi harpsichord no.detail from one of the legs (pre-restoration).Note the Prussian Eagle (coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia) depicted in bas-relief.

All of the stands Shudi created for the king's instruments appear to have been specially designed with legs bearing the Prussian coat of arms and cleverly matching ball-and-claw "eagle-feet" (compare d).She had, after all, been a student of Arnold Dolmetsch, in Haslemere, back in the s, and had bought an eighteenth-century harpsichord by Burkat Shudi from him in Dolmetsch had said that this would be all right for her until she could afford one of his own iron-framed instruments!

F.J. Haydn – Sonata in F Hob. XVI: 29, Adagio. a double-manual harpsichord in a mahogany crossbanded case with satinwood keywell, a central boxwood plaque inscribed by its makers “Burkat Shudi et Johannes Broadwood Patent NoLondini Fecerunt Great Pulteney Street Golden Square” sold for £40, and was purchased by the same American bidder.