Johann David Gerstenberg
unfretted, a' 415 Hz
Lower Manual of the Pedalclavichord
Musikinstrumentenmuseum Leipzig, Nr.23
Gregor Bergmann 2000/2012
Johann David Gerstenberg's pedal clavichord
has two manuals and a pedal instrument. The upper manual is shallower than the lower one. They are kept in a case. The lower manual can be pulled into playing position like a drawer. The case rests on the pedal instrument. The instrument belongs to the Saxonian clavichords. Without its upper manual and pedal it could well be Friederici's little brother.
This copy is made in spruce and painted red. The touch is firm with a fast speech and a nice overtone structure. The stand comes apart for transport.
Pictures: Gregor Bergmann