CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD (1941-2014)

Conductor, Musicologist, Keyboard player

Catalogue of the Christopher Hogwood Instrument Collection

This online catalogue contains information on the collection of keyboard instruments
assembled by Christopher Hogwood during his lifetime.

The following abbreviations of references are used below:
Boalch2       Donald H. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440–1840, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1974)
Boalch3       Donald H. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440–1840, 3rd edition, edited by Charles Mould (Oxford, 1995)
Clinkscale    Martha Novak Clinkscale, Makes of the Piano, 1700–1820 (Oxford, 1993)



Upright Pianos

 

Maker

Franz Martin Seiffert

Manufactured

Vienna, 1820

Description

Schrankklavier with 'hanging' Viennese-action in case veneered in cherry with ebonised features including frets over green silk panels in the doors.

Inscriptions

Priveleg Instrumenten Fabrick Martin Seuffert. ... Allegasse 75 auf der Wieden on printed paper label, and Martin Saiffert Wien on later ceramic plaque on name batten above keys.

Specification

Tricord and bichord stringing on single bridge with tuning pins in a 'wrestplank' formed from the bentside. Four pedals: Shift, Moderator (2 pedals) and Damper pedal. Spring-assisted hammer return.

Pitch

A=430

Compass

FF-f4

Restoration

1999 Christopher Nobbs

Ownership

Private collection, USA.

 
 

Maker

John Broadwood

Manufactured

London, c1823

Description

Six-octave cabinet piano in mahogany with pleated fabric front, originally bought by Cramer.

Inscriptions

John Broadwood & Sons / Makers to his Majesty & the Princesses / Great Pulteney Street Golden Square / London on the nameboard, and TH2513 in pencil on the wrestplank and inside of lid.

Specification

English upright 'sticker' action with overdampers. Two pedals: keyboard shift, dampers.

Pitch

A=430

Compass

FF–f4

Ownership

Frances Hogwood.

 
 

 
 

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