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)



Chamber Organs

 

Maker

Anonymous

Manufactured

North German, mid 18th century

Description

A two-stop chamber organ in a bureau-form case with a retractable keyboard. Shipped to the USA for Hindemith.

Specification

8' Gedackt; 4' Flöte. Both divided at a/b flat. Stop levers each end of the keyboard. There is a treadle for foot blowing and an electric blower.

Pitch

A=460

Compass

C-d3

Restoration

1996 Dominic Gwynn and Marcus Stahl

Ownership

Royal College of Music, RCM Museum of Music. Donated by Jane Wilson.

 
 

Maker

Anonymous

Manufactured

Dutch, 18th century

Description

A five-stop chamber organ, with case, soundboard, bellows and pipework made c1760, possibly by Hendrik Hermanus Hess, Gouda, and a pipe front added in the manner of a miniature church organ in c1800, possibly in Dordrecht. Formerly owned by Thurston Dart.

Specification

Stops: Holpijp 8vt bas/diskant; Prestant 8vt diskant; Fluit 4vt bas; Prestant 4vt diskant; Octaaf 2vt bas/diskant. Divided at b/c1.
Holpijp and Fluit are stopped pipes made of oak; the others are of metal, unusually thick and soft with a high lead content. Original feeder and foot pedal removed in 1956; now fed by an electric blower.

Pitch

A=440

Compass

C-d3

Ownership

The Andreas Beurmann Collection, Hasselburg Castle, Altenkrempe, Germany.

 
 

 
 

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