Knud KAUFMANN clavichord, Brussels, 1950

Knud Kaufmann, born in Denmark in 1909, settled himself as a piano tuner and technician around 1930 in Brussels. There he got involved with the rediscovery of early music and keyboard instruments. After the Second World War he started building harpsichords, spinets and clavichords. These instruments were no replicas of existing instruments, as he made his own designs using new techniques and materials, which was very common that time. In the late 1960s he also started to build copies of existing instruments.  

Technical data:

  • Inscription: on the nameboard Kaufmann, on the soundboard Knud Kaufmann
  • Compass: 5 octaves (FF-f''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in black plastic, sharps in plastic capped
  • Dimensions: W 142 cm / D 52 cm
  • Case: walnut satin
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 67 363
  • Condition: playing condition
  • Location: 2 - Museum "Chris Maene Collection" Ruiselede

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